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Discord and Disarray Won't Help Obama Legacy

Wallac Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 1:41 PM
Perhaps I’m reading this wrong, and you are only being ludicrous to make yourself feel better, you know-- step on someone else to build yourself up, if so excuse me for interrupting your psych job.

Barack Obama is said to believe that he can win the political fight over the sequester. That's certainly the conventional wisdom.

And there is some evidence to support it. When you ask voters who will be to blame if the sequester occurs, Obama or "congressional Republicans," they're much more likely to say they'll blame the latter.

Obama also comes out on top when you ask whether they will blame "Obama and congressional Democrats" or "congressional Republicans."

There's reason to wonder, however, whether reaction after something happens will be the same as what people predict before it does.

Voters are not always...