The administration continues to advance its arguments about the economy, with the president even tacking on to the end of his somber speech about new military action in the Middle East, a digression about how well things are going with jobs, manufacturing, and etc.
The public, however, doesn’t seem to be getting the message with Gallup reporting its:
U.S. Weekly Economic Confidence Index in Doldrums at -17
Among the particulars of the report
… 37% of Americans said the economy was getting better while 56% said it was getting worse.