Home prices are up, housing starts are up, consumer confidence is up, and the stock market is way up today.
Oh yeah, and Obama's approval rating is way up. Now that the public isn't being flooded with negative ads from the rightwing noise machine they're starting to look around, and they've decided things aren't that bad, or at least they're getting better.
All the talk about the fiscal cliff isn't having much impact. The majority realize that these are problems that can be fixed, and they've decided that Obama has their back. Woe be it to Republicans if they don't go along.