Math is Hard: Only 15 Percent of Democrats Believe Economic News Is Bad

Posted by on Sep 21, 2012 at 11:43 am

Talk about living in a bubble. And these are the folks from the “reality-based” community.

With just 47 days before the general election and Mitt Romney attempting to pivot the focus of the election back on the state of the economy, citizens with Democratic leanings are actually doing an about-face on the economy compared to their Republican counterparts, according to a recent study from the Pew Research Center.

New data found that just 15 percent of Democrats believe that recent economic news is mostly poor, a percentage that took a significant drop from the 31 percent of Democrats polled last month who did think that economic news was mostly bad. According to the study, the 15-percent clip is among the lowest percentages during President Barack Obama’s nearly four years in office.

Considering the media is doing their best to shield their Precious Obama from any bad news–essentially ignoring it completely–this does make some sense. If a Republican incumbent was presiding over such misery it would be the 24/7 focus. As an example, when was the last time any network newscast led off with high gas prices?

One Response to “Math is Hard: Only 15 Percent of Democrats Believe Economic News Is Bad”

  1. Blue Hen on 21/21/12 at 1:09 pm

    It’d be nice to hear someone ask this 85% why they think that the news is good; The Eurozone diving for the toilet, the third round of printing press madness, higher prices, higher unemployment claims, record numbers claiming food stamps and disability?

    If ony there was something called “the media”. Then we might get some learning done.