USA Today 
July 14, 2010
The polls aren’t looking good for President Obama right now.
ABC News says 51 percent would prefer to see a Republican Congress elected in November, as a check on Obama. A CBS News poll says only 13 percent of Americans believe Obama’s economic plan has helped them personally.
And so on, and so forth.
The White House sees the same data, and relates them to another set of numbers, particularly the high unemployment rate. “There is, rightly so, a great frustration in this country with where we are economically,” said White House spokesman Robert Gibbs.
Their political response, between now and the Nov. 2 elections: Ask voters for more time to let their $862 billion stimulus bill create more jobs — and argue that the Republicans got us into this mess in the first place.