This week's roundup of Good Reads includes college loan difficulties, the inner workings and effects of an older work force, how Republicans could address potential voters, a new take on the Constitution, and a look at the White House media from the inside out.
Stanley Greenberg, a major Democratic pollster, says unhappy and undecided voters make a third-party presidential candidate likely in 2012, introducing uncertainty into the battle to control Congress.
The latest polls show Obama's job approval back up to 50 percent. His response to Tucson and the bills passed by the lame-duck Congress are credited, but the economy remains a challenge.
For a guy who took a 'shellacking' in the midterm elections six weeks ago, President Obama is doing pretty well during this lame-duck political period. Still, his approval rating keeps dropping.
The American people were expecting a JFK for the 21st century in Obama, but they aren't yet sure who they got, says Peter Hart, an influential Democratic pollster.
The divisions the tea party brought to the GOP could cause trouble come 2012, says Republican pollster Bill McInturff.
Members of President Obama's party unhappy with his military policy choices, especially in Afghanistan, could mount a primary challenge against him, says Republican strategist Bill McInturff.
A new poll of small business owners finds that most fear the economy will stagnate or worsen in the next year.