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Majority of Americans Support President Obama's Economic Policy

A new Washington Post/ABC News poll released today highlights the broad support among Americans for President Obama's economic agenda.

Results from the poll:

  • 64 percent are confident President Obama's economic program will improve the economy. [Washington Post/ABC Poll, 3/31/09]
  • Nearly 60 percent trust President Obama to do a better job in handling the economy - more than two-to-one over Republicans (25 percent). [Washington Post/ABC Poll, 3/31/09]
  • Right Direction: “The number of Americans who believe that the nation is headed in the right direction has roughly tripled since Barack Obama's election” from 15 percent in December to 42 percent - “the highest percentage saying so in five years and marks a sharp turnabout from last fall, when as many as nine in 10 said the country was heading in the wrong direction.” [Washington Post, 3/31/09]