"ASHINGTON -- By now there is plenty of evidence that President Clinton and the Democrats are not getting credit for what, by all appearances, is a sound economy. Voters are sour and angry, and they're getting ready to send a message to many of the incumbents.

A visitor from Mars might ask what is going on. The economy is strong, generating jobs, and retailers are looking forward to a bright Christmas sales season. The U.S. budget deficit is narrowing, and inflation remains low.

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