Most Americans favor Barack Obama's pricey antidotes for the economy, and they like him better than his pals in the legislative branch, Politico reports. A recent poll says 79% back Obama's fiscal plans, which include a $775 billion injection into infrastructure and alternative energy. The president-elect's favorable rating sits high at 63%, 22 points above that of Congressional Dems and 39 points higher than that of GOP counterparts.
"The failure to get something done is a bigger threat than not making progress quickly enough," the pollster deduces. "There is a long leash for turning the economy around, but not for the political system."