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Politico: Barack Obama’s jobs message eclipses his tone

by Lisa Mathias

As President Obama’s approval ratings in the polls are slowly climbing, MJ Lee at Politico tries to explain possible reasons for the change. It appears that Obama’s efforts to reach across the aisle to Republicans is working, but pollsters say its more that the public is feeling better about the economy, with or without whatever Obama is saying to address it. This will be important as 2012 approaches, according to David Winston:

“He’s got to create outcomes and results supported by his communication in order to rebuild his coalition,” Winston said. “At this point, the White House has to figure out the age-old problem of how to build a majority while keeping the base happy at the same time.”

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