Emily Swanson | October 22, 2009
CNN / Opinion Research Corporation
10/16-18/09; 1,038 adults, 3% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
State of the Economy
16% Very/Somewhat good, 84% Very/Somewhat poor
Do you think Barack Obama's policies have made the economy better, or don't you think so? (IF DON'T THINK SO) Do you think Barack Obama's policies will eventually make the economy better, or don't you think so?
43% Made economy better, 13% Will make it better, 42% Will not make it better
Which of the following statements comes closest to your view of economic conditions today?
17% The economy is starting to recover from the problems it faced in the past year or so
50% An economic recovery has not started but conditions have stabilized and are not getting any worse
33% The economy is still in a downturn and conditions are continuing to worsen