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US: Economy (CNN 10/16-18)


CNN / Opinion Research Corporation
10/16-18/09; 1,038 adults, 3% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(CNN release)

National

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

 

Comments
tjampel:

Only a third of the country still think we're in a recession. A little surprising even if we're not...technically. The economy may not be taking on water at the moment but credit is extremely tight and new hiring/rehiring still seems to be months (if not years) away.

Some Independents give Obama credit for doing something about the economy or at least doing his best. If I'm in the WH I'd love to have these numbers at a time when unemployment is about to burst into double digits, business is stagnated, and the debt is so high that the numbers start to seem like play money.

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Aaron_in_TX:

I agree. Only conservatives are placing blame solely on Obama. Most reasonable people realize this problem was years in the making and will take years to get out.

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