Optimism about the economy grows, but we're not out of the woods yet

According to Reuters, Americans are more optimistic about the economy and America's future since President Obama's ascension to the throne in January. Yesterday's New York Times/CBS News poll showed that two-thirds of those polled believe the president is performing well.

Digging into the numbers is a bit interesting, as it shows a less favorable view of the Republican Party. Sentiment toward the GOP has fallen to its lowest point in 25 years -- interesting, as it seems this is based mainly on the past president. Those who believe the country is headed in the wrong direction dropped to 53 percent from 79 percent. Interesting, as this is almost glossed over in the article. Fifty-three percent is more than half, correct?

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