A Washington Post and ABC News poll finds that Americans say Obama’s presidency is a ‘failure’ by a margin of 52-42. Among registered voters, the split is 55-39 with 41% saying they ‘strongly’ believe Obama has been a failure. It finds that 25% of Democrats say the presidency has been a failure, as do 29% of liberals and 92% of conservative Republicans. But 22% of conservatives and 48% of moderates say Obama has been a success, while only 44% of moderates say he has been a failure.
Bezos purchases the Washington Post, an American newspaper with a circulation of 474,767 subscribers. The $250,000,000 cash sale ends ownership of the paper by the Graham family. The paper has been in the family for the last four generations. Graham says:
Every member of my family started out with the same emotion — shock — in even thinking about [selling The Post] …. But when the idea of a transaction with Jeff Bezos came up, it altered my feelings.
Bezos will have sole ownership of the paper and the Post’s subsidiary properties. Bezos will remain in Seattle and continue to run the daily operations of Amazon. “I have a fantastic day job that I love,” he said.