The mid- term report card is out for Governor Jerry Brown and it shows him getting higher marks than fellow Democrat, President Obama, whose troubled tenure is winding down.
A generation apart, Brown is receiving very favorable grades while Obama’s popularity is steadily eroding.
The reasons for the disparity are many and complex. But the starting point is economics.
The nation has rebounded after the near financial collapse of 2008 with positive news on the unemployment front, accelerated hiring in some quarters, upticks in consumer spending, and a revival of business investment.