President Obama’s economic policies do not appear to be resonating with the broader American public, but the effort to label him very liberal or a socialist also appears to have little traction so far, according to the latest CNBC All-America Economic Survey. The poll of 800 Americans throughout the country finds that Americans give the apparent Republican President nominee Mitt Romney the edge on whose polices would be best for the economy by a 39 percent to 33 percent margin, about unchanged from April.
But only third of the public calls President Obama very liberal, down six points from an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll in June 2009. And the 47 percent of Americans who label Obama very or somewhat liberal represents a ten point drop in the period. Compared with Romney, Americans in the CNBC survey by a 44 percent to 34 percent margin are more likely to say the President’s policies are “just right” when it comes to business.