50% Expect Weaker Economy In One Year
Americans are much more pessimistic about both the short- and long-term economic future following President Obama's reelection.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 50% of American Adults now believe the economy will be weaker in a year's time. That's a 27-point jump from October and the lowest finding since September of last year. Just 34% believe the U.S. economy will be stronger a year from now, down seven points from a month ago but more in line with findings earlier this year. Nine percent (9%) expect it to be about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 2,000 Adults was conducted on November 15-16 & 19, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 2 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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