Americans down on economy

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Americans down on economy

By a 49%-35% margin, Americans say they expect the U.S. economy to worsen between now and the November 2012 presidential election.

Republicans provided the bleakest forecast, with 67% believing the economy will get worse over the next 12 months.  Democrats were relatively optimistic, predicting an economic improvement by a 53%-31% margin.  Independents sided more with Republicans, with 46% guessing the economy will worsen, 29% thinking it’ll improve, and 35% expressing no opinion.

The telephone survey of 1,082 registered voters nationwide was conducted October 27, 2011 and has a margin of error of ±3%.

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