CBS News/New York Times Poll
For release: March 12, 2012 6:30 PM ET
Just 20% of Americans feel their family’s financial situation is better today than it was four years ago. 37% say it is worse, and 43% say it is about the same.
Family’s Financial Situation Vs. Four Years Ago
Better today 20%
Worse today 37
About the same 43
[A mere 80% are the same or worse than they were when Obama took office!]
_________________________________________________________________________ This poll was conducted by telephone from March 7-11, 2012 among 1009 adults nationwide.878 interviews were conducted with registered voters, including 301 with voters who said they plan to vote in a Republican primary.
UMMMMMM – Do the math based on the paragraph above. This means ‘interviews were conducted with 577 people who said they DID NOT plan to vote in a Republican primary – weighted DEMOCRAT nearly 2:1
The economy and jobs remains the most important problem facing the country today, volunteered by 51% of Americans. Three in four Americans think the economy is at least somewhat bad – including 30% who say it is very bad.
Condition of the Economy
Very good 1% 1%
Fairly good 21 22
Fairly bad 45 46
Very bad 30 29
The percentage that says the economy is getting better has declined slightly from last month, though more still think it is getting better than getting worse. 30% of Americans think the economy is getting better, while 24% think it is getting worse, and 44% think it is staying about the same.
Direction of the Economy
Getting better 30% 34%
Getting worse 24 22
The same 44 43