A recent Pew Research Center for the People & the Press study shows 28 percent of Americans surveyed are following the struggling economy in the media compared with 12 percent who said they were doing the same with the congressional election coverage. With the worst recession—or depression, some say—in decades, Democrats, Republicans, and the Tea Party movement attribute current economic woes to the “other” party.
Here are some of the complaints registered about the dismal economy:
- Democrats criticize eight years of President George W. Bush’s policies and tax cuts;
- Republicans blame President Barack Obama’s stimulus plan and auto industry bailouts;
- Tea Party candidates disapprove of the high taxes and the huge national debt.
If you go to the polls November 2, will your pocketbook influence your vote?