On Tuesday’s NewsHour…

BY newsdesk  July 13, 2010 at 4:40 PM EST

OBAMA’S POLL NUMBERS| President Obama faces falling poll numbers with many Americans claiming they have lost faith in the president’s ability to handle the economic crisis. Jim Lehrer talks to NewsHour Political Editor David Chalian about how to read these polls as midterm elections approach.

ECONOMIES OF THE STATES | In a sequel to our interviews with the governors of Pennsylvania and Vermont, Gwen Ifill talks to PBS correspondents from California, New York, and Virginia about the current economic state of the states in the midst of a still-recovering economy.

TACKLING POVERTY IN KENYA | Spencer Michels reports on the story of a man from California who has applied a business approach to Kenya’s poverty by selling pumps to poverty-stricken farmers.

CUBA IN THE SPOTLIGHT | Cuba is back in the news spotlight after it released 52 political prisoners and former Cuban president Fidel Castro made a rare appearance. Margaret Warner looks at what is happening in the communist country with Harvard Professor Jorge Dominguez and Vanessa Lopez, a research associate at the institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies at the University of Miami.

HAITI PRESIDENT RENE PREVAL | Ray Suarez files his second report from the devastated country of Haiti, and talks to Haitian President Rene Preval about the recovery his country still faces six months after the devastating earthquake.

Tuesdays anchors are Jim Lehrer and Gwen Ifill. Hari Sreenivasan will have the day’s other top news stories and a look at features on the Web, including a behind-the-scenes blog post from Haiti, where Ray Suarez describes a humorous exchange with president Preval before the cameras were turned on. Also, NewsHour Political Editor David Chalian looks at what Congress may or may not achieve before its August recess.

In addition, our live feed continues coverage of BP’s attempts to cap the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

We hope you’ll join us.