WASHINGTON (AP) - A new AP-GfK poll shows Americans' outlook for the economy has dimmed since earlier this summer. It also shows confidence in President Barack Obama's handling of the economy has slipped, even among fellow Democrats.
But the poll also shows more adults blame former President George W. Bush for the nation's economic woes than Obama.
And the growing pessimism doesn't seem to be taking a toll on Obama's re-election prospects. Nearly half of those surveyed think he should get a second term, about the same level as in June, when the last poll was taken.