Apparently, the public thinks Obama can “fix” the economy (via CNN Money):

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — A poll released Thursday found that a majority of Americans believe that President-elect Barack Obama can fix the economy.

According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll, 76% of Americans said they believe it’s likely that Obama will improve economic conditions.

In addition, 73% of those surveyed said they believe that Obama will bring stability to the financial markets.

This optimism may help in the short term, but when the public discovers that Obama – or any other politician for that matter – can’t indeed fix the economy, the disappointment will be enormous. Can you say double dip recession?