Romney is at 30% in the latest WSJ/NBC News poll. The next candidate who’s currently running is Herman Cain at 12% and then Ron Paul at 7%. (I’m excluding Palin and Rick Perry.) There are plenty of caveats that go with one early national poll, but it’s stunning nonetheless.
If a campaign is admitting their candidate had a bad
Disapproval of Obama’s handling of the economy reaches new highs in a Washington Post/ABC News poll. Twice as many American now say the country is on the wrong track than on the right one. (However, support for the effort in Afghanistan ticks up.)
Austan Goolsbee, one of President Obama’s more effective communicators on the economy,
Nobel-winning economist Peter Diamond has withdrawn as a Federal Reserve Board of Governors nominee after more than a year in confirmation limbo. Republican Senator Richard Shelby was the primary obstructor, but the White House has appeared sluggish, if not downright apathetic, about getting appointments like Diamond’s through. As the