U.S. economy improving?

Our scientifically-conducted national telephone survey results are reported below. This box contains a ballot for our companion online poll, which provides unscientific results.

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U.S. economy improving?

Americans are sharply divided over whether the U.S. economy is on the mend.

Our national poll found 38% believe the economy is improving, 38% believe it’s deteriorating, and 22% believe the economic is staying the same – not improving or worsening.

Among Republicans, 53% say the economy is deteriorating, 18% say it’s improving, and 28% say the economy is staying the same.

Democrats: 68% say the economy is improving, 11% say it’s getting worse, and 19% say it’s the same.

Independents: 48% worse, 30% better, 19% staying the same.

The poll’s demographic crosstabs: Poll Position crosstabs – economy status.

Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,242 registered voters nationwide was conducted Feb. 12, 2012 and has a margin of error of ±3%.  Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults.

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