1. Looking Good

    Poll: Optimism for Economy, Obama

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    Voters are becoming more optimistic about the state of the economy and, at the same time, are viewing the president more positively. A New York Times/CBS News poll finds that President Obama’s approval has hit 50 percent, the highest it’s been since May 2010, as Republican voters are also disillusioned by their party’s candidates for the presidency. However, The New York Times predicts, Obama’s chances in the general election might not be as good once a Republican candidate is selected. 

    Read it at The New York Times