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Behind the Numbers: August 12, 2007 - August 18, 2007

Economic Pessimism Near 2-Year High

Expectations about the nation's economy are now as low as they have been at any point since October 2005, and the Post-ABC News Consumer Comfort Index remains mired in negative territory. Fifty-seven percent of Americans now say the economy is getting worse. That's a 23 percentage point jump in pessimism...

By Jon Cohen  |  August 15, 2007; 10:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Post-ABC Consumer Comfort Index  
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Rove's Legacy: Midterm Blowback

Karl Rove's effort to construct a lasting GOP majority suffered a setback in last November's midterm elections. His emphasis on turning out the conservative base -- rather than playing to the middle -- was not enough to help Republicans maintain control of Congress, possibly forever tarnishing his "brainy" legacy. Prior...

By Jon Cohen  |  August 13, 2007; 5:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Polls  
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