Obama: A Tale of Two Charts

The stimulus may be working, but already people doubt Obama's re-election.

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According to this fancy chart, the President's stimulus plan and economic recovery are undoing the mess he made while being president the last eight years (wait...).

Despite this and other victories large and small, a CNN poll has 52% of Americans saying Obama doesn't deserve to be re-elected. And they liked Congress even less.

Respondents indicated the lowest opinions of Congress dating back to the start of the poll in 1991.

"This is not a good year to be an incumbent, regardless of which party you belong to," CNN polling director Keating Holland told the network. "Voters seem equally angry at both Republicans and Democrats this year."

Obama fared better than members of Congress from either party, as 43 percent said that most Democrats deserved re-election and only 39 percent said the same of Republicans. Among registered voters, support of each party's members of Congress was even at 41 percent. The responses about reelection came with a margin of error of �4.5 percent.

There you have it.

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