The "middle class" seems to be top of mind for President Obama these days. But what qualifies as "middle class" can be tricky. To listen to him, it means any person earning less than $200,000. But for those who don't live in high-cost areas, the middle may be more like $50,000 to $75,000. And if that's the income range the president is targeting, he and his policies face a tough sell, according to IBD/TIPP polling. Americans in that bracket think the least of the president and the job he's doing. They're also the most pessimistic about the economy.
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