Investor Sentiment Surveys About Obama Can't All Be Right


It's a case of dueling surveys. Two polls released last week and one issued Monday set out to probe how investors view President Barack Obama's economic policies. But they provide contradictory readings.

One released by Bloomberg News says 77% of its subscribers -- mostly high-income individuals in the financial services sector -- think President Obama is against business and can't manage a financial crisis. A USA Today/Gallup poll was also downbeat, finding that 34% of Americans believe it will be four or more years before the economic recovery starts. But not everyone in the Gallup survey, which reached similar findings in July, is ready to stick their heads in the oven.