Worse off than four years ago
Bad news for Barack Obama’s re-election chances: Most Americans say they’re worse off than four years ago.
By a 60%-31% margin, Poll Position’s national scientific survey found Americans say they’re worse off than four years ago.
Independents said they’re worse off by a 58%-34% margin and Republicans by a 77%-16% margin. Democrats said they’re better off by a 44%-42% margin – within the poll’s 3% margin of error.
Blacks said they were better off by a 65%-24% margin.
Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,135 Americans nationwide was conducted October 9, 2011 and has a margin of error of ±3%.
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