Economists say the Obama administration's stimulus program actually saved the country's economy from plunging into the Great Depression 2.0. Yet that news will likely fail to sway voters who believe the current administration didn't do enough to support the economy.
Economist Nouriel Roubini, known for his dire predictions about the economy, is once again living up to his nickname "Dr. Doom." Due to continuing economic troubles, Roubini pegs the chances of a double dip recession at 40%.
During his address Wednesday night, look for President Obama to focus on solutions for problem No. 1: The lack of jobs. Employment growth will determine not just the economy's fate, but also that of the Democratic majorities in Congress -- and possibly of Obama's presidency.