The adage that voters hate Congress but love their own representatives no longer holds true, according to a poll that shows Americans increasingly sour about the country’s direction and spoiling for change in Washington.
Soaring gasoline prices have eroded President Barack Obama ’s job-approval ratings and exposed him to political attacks even as futures markets, the chairman of the Federal Reserve and some analysts say prices may soon peak.
Mitt Romney’s double-barreled victory in the Arizona and Michigan primaries yesterday gave him a burst of momentum in the Republican presidential race as the contest shifts to Southern states and Ohio, where his appeal among evangelical and working class voters will be tested anew.
Even as President Barack Obama benefits from an improving economy, an arc of crises from Libya to Afghanistan is pushing U.S. foreign policy worries into an election dominated by concern over the American and global economies.
President Barack Obama went on the attack against congressional Republicans and used his call for raising the U.S. minimum wage as an appeal to younger voters who might help Democrats avert electoral losses in November.