In a “60 Minutes” interview on Sunday, President Obama said he thinks Democrats can hold the Senate if he trumpets his economic record and convinces Americans that the economy is improving under Democrat policies. The Hill,
“In a CBS News/New York Times poll released earlier this month, a majority of Americans, 53 percent, disapproved of Obama’s handling of the economy. Asked to describe the state of the economy, 35 percent of respondents described conditions as “fairly bad,” and another 20 percent said things were “very bad.” Just 26 percent of Americans say the economy is getting better.
“Obama acknowledged the problem, saying Americans “don’t feel” the economic recovery.
“The reason they don’t feel it is because incomes and wages are not going up,” he said.
“But the president said he believes he can convince people that the economy is improving under his watch and that wage stagnation and other economic drags can be addressed through a Democratic policy platform.”