In a hypothetical race, 54% of Americans polled said they would vote for Obama while 43% said they preferred Romney.
In the same poll, Obama’s approval rating inched above the 50% mark for the first time since May, with 51% of respondents saying they approve of the job he’s doing and 45% disapproving.
Meanwhile, 48% of respondents said they have favorable view of the Democratic Party. The Republican Party’s favorable rating dropped to 35%, with nearly six in 10 Americans saying they have an unfavorable view of the GOP. [CNN]
Fox News’ purported energy expert Eric Bolling, a former oil trader, declares that he has a “silver bullet” that could bring gas prices down overnight. But he refuses to unveil his secret solution until he gets a phone call from President Obama. For more on Bolling’s antics, click here: http://mediamatters.org/blog/201203270017More
I have hearing what all the pundits and analysts say about the what the SCOTUS telegraphed with their questions yesterday. I am not convinced. It could be that they were being proper judges or devils-advocate. With their unpopular decisions of Bush vs Gore that Schiavo case, perhaps the Supreme Court wants to redeem itself with the wisdom of court decisions of yore. I never shall forget how they owe their power in government thanks to the aggressive activism of Chief Justice Marshall who “assumed” the awesome the lofty power of our highest court. The SCOTUS certainly knows how large the healthcare industry figures in our economy. Doctors, medicine and hospitals cost too much. President Obama’s legislation, affectionately known as “Obama,” is the first comprehensive legislation to fix this crisis that has garnered enough votes to pass Congress. Why shoot the law down for something akin to semantics? The human body is an imperfect machine. That is the human condition. Sooner or later we make our way to the doctor or hospital for medical care. People can go a lifetime without broccoli! Some people are great and some have greatness thrust upon them. I challenge the Supreme Court to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.