Obama’s going to have to double-down on his class warfare rhetoric.
Via US News:
Despite his ongoing campaign to promote his economic agenda, President Obama is having trouble persuading the country that his policies are helping the middle class.
The latest Monmouth University poll finds that a plurality of Americans think Wall Street and other elites have been served better than the middle class by the president. Only 12 percent of Americans said middle class families have greatly benefited from Obama’s policies, while 46 percent said they haven’t benefited at all and an additional 39 percent say they have benefited only a “little.”
There is considerable skepticism that Obama’s policies have been of much benefit to any groups. But the haves are seen as benefiting more than the have-nots, according to the poll. Forty-four percent said Wall Street bankers had been helped “a lot” by Obama; 35 percent said wealthy families had benefited a lot, along with health insurance companies at 34 percent, poor families at 20 percent and middle class families at only 12 percent.
Obama has been emphasizing his middle-class agenda in a series of speeches around the country, but it apparently isn’t having much impact so far. “Given President Obama’s track record with the middle class, this new focus may be seen as too little too late,” said Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute in West Long Branch, N.J., in a prepared statement.