Polls

Obama Fuels Optimism

Americans want what Obama’s selling: A new poll by The Associated Press shows that, for the first time in years, more Americans think the country is headed in the right direction than the wrong direction: 48 percent said the nation is on the right track, while 40 percent said it’s on the wrong track. The last time this happened was briefly in January 2004, after the United States captured Saddam Hussein. Obama’s approval rating was at 64 percent.