Blind Faith in Republicans

Most Americans think a GOP Congress would be better at running the economy, but few can tell you just what that means.

Voters have high hopes for Republicans. By every indication, they plan to send a lot more of them to the next Congress, maybe even enough to take control of the House of Representatives.

It’s not hard to understand why voters are unhappy with President Obama and his Democratic Congress. They’re tired of waiting for the economy to improve. They want a real recovery, with real jobs and pay raises, and they’re unhappy about the rapid growth of government and a corresponding escalation of the deficit. They believe the national debt is out of control. And they blame Obama for most of that.

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Mark Willen
Senior Political Editor, The Kiplinger Letter