Public still anxious over economy, has little faith in Washington

President Barack Obama’s job approval rating is a so-so 50 percent, as Americans continue to have serious concerns about whether the country is headed in the right direction, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll.

People want a speedier, more robust economic recovery, and they’re sick of the bickering that’s characterized Washington’s budget battles for years, the survey shows. [cont.]

David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers