Poll: 44 Percent of Americans See Economic Glass Draining

Poll: 44 Percent of Americans See Economic Glass Draining

Less than one in 10 people think that during the next two years unemployment will fall to pre-recession levels.

Published June 23, 2011

Do you think the economy is worse since Barack Obama became president?

If so, welcome to a doom and gloom club that includes 44 percent of Americans according to a Bloomberg poll conducted June 17-20. Plus less than one in 10 people think that during the next two years unemployment will fall to pre-recession levels.

In comments that bode ill for Obama’s re-election, more than 50 percent of respondents also said that their children would not have the same standard of living that they do.

The poll also indicates that 66 percent of Americans believe that the United States is moving in the wrong direction.

The fear factor for the president was raised in a comment by a voter who calls himself an independent: a key group in Obama’s 2008 election. Michael Jefferys, 37, is a business analyst for a building supply manufacturer and a poll respondent. The 37-year-old Pittman, New Jersey, resident said that the economy “is at a teetering point: Depending on what changes are made, it could take a dramatic fall or start to revive.”

(Image: Associated Press)

Written by Frank McCoy

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