Well, not exactly. But this chart, which was released by Organizing For America, is sure to feature prominently in the messaging that Obama will use to try to win reelection. Americans are not yet feeling much more economically secure, but the trends here suggest they will be on the path by 2012.
So look for Obama to echo the refrain of another president he has admitted to admiring: As Ronald Reagan liked to say, “Are you better off than you were four years ago? . . . Is there more or less unemployment in the country than there was four years ago?”