Never posted on Ricochet before, so please bear with me. Here goes nothing.
Dr. Rahe is on to something when he exhorts us all to "be of good cheer." (As is Rob Long for that matter in the most recent podcast.)
I'm a long-time political hack from the swingingiest of swing states, Ohio. I'm currently doing some political work here in the Buckeye State for one of those nefarious superPAC types that cause POTUS to lash out at SCOTUS during State of the Union addresses.
For the past month or so we've been making voter ID calls targeting undecided voters in the state and the results are encouraging. Among those likely undecided voters who have taken the survey, 56.26% of them feel that President Obama has negatively impacted the economy with just 21.8% agreeing that the president has helped the economy.
Admittedly, my annecdotal evidence does not a national trend make. But it does lend some credence to Dr. Rahe's predictions.
Again, this is only a sample of undecided voters in Ohio. What's the feeling in the other swing states? Anything to support or refute our optimism?