January 28, 2014

WASHINGTON POST: Democrats enter the economic doghouse ahead of Obama’s State of the Union. “Americans trust Republicans more than Democrats to do a better job handling the economy 44 percent to 37 percent, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. It’s the first time since 2002 that Republicans have sported a meaningful advantage, and larger than any edge congressional Republicans have held over Obama during his administration. . . . The findings come as Obama and Democrats are looking to shift attention away from the the troubled rollout of the health-care law and toward the emerging debate over economic inequality, which Obama will highlight in his speech Tuesday night. He will hit the road to visit four states beginning Wednesday to tout his administration’s economic efforts.” Note particularly the GOP’s gains among nonwhites and young voters.