LET’S NOT PRE­TEND

The Washington Times Daily - - Politics -

“The bot­tom has fallen out for ev­ery­one in the na­tion’s po­lit­i­cal lead­er­ship,” says Na­tional Jour­nal ed­i­to­rial di­rec­tor Ron Brown­stein, on re­veal­ing the news or­ga­ni­za­tion’s dis­mal find­ings in the lat­est Heart­land Mon­i­tor Poll.

What with a gov­ern­ment shut­down, hair-rais­ing fed­eral debt, Oba­macare chaos and a slug­gish econ­omy, “Amer­i­cans aren’t feel­ing much hol­i­day cheer about the coun­try’s di­rec­tion or any­one set­ting it,” Mr. Brown­stein says. And the num­bers: 55 per­cent dis­ap­prove of Pres­i­dent Obama’s job per­for­mance, 38 per­cent ap­prove — the worst find­ings in the 19 times the poll has asked the ques­tion. And Congress. Well, Congress. Fully 84 per­cent of

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