Obama’s triumph leaves voters cold

Barack Obama has a spring in his step. His administration has passed a comprehensive healthcare reform, a goal that eluded Democrats for decades. The momentum is with them on financial regulation, another far-reaching reform. The economy is stabilised, recovery has begun and critics of the administration’s interventions are in retreat. Everything is going Mr Obama’s way – everything except voters.

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I have been the FT's Washington columnist since April 2007. I moved from Britain to the US in 2005 to write for the Atlantic Monthly and the National Journal after 20 years working at the Economist, most recently as deputy editor. I write mainly about the intersection of politics and economics.

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