The Recession Is Over, But Poll Respondents Say ‘HELL NO’
Matt | On 28, Sep 2010
I had to post this because I’m right in line with the majority of people that answered this particular poll.
CNN/Opinion Research Corporation conducted a poll last week of just over 1,000 Americans and they were asked the $64,000 question. “Do you think the recession is over?”
Well, 74 percent of them replied with an immediate side-eye to that dumb question. Hell no they don’t think the recession is over!!! Has anyone seen the unemployment rate lately? It’s funny, but sad, that such a large amount of people don’t feel that it’s over. Half the battle of recessions, in my mind, is public perception. If we feel like we’re losing, well dammit, we just may be losing. Only 25 percent of respondents thought the downturn had ended.
The worst part about the whole poll is that the recession technically ended in June 2009, a whopping 15 months ago. Either the 74 percent in the poll were smoking something really strong OR the U.S. needs to get its rusty recession calculator tuned up ASAP!
Sometimes you just have to go with your gut on certain topics. If I put myself in the shoes of a single mom who is working four jobs to feed two kids while stripping at night, going to law school during the day, and working a lemonade stand on the weekends … then the recession just may still be real folks! Lol…
MONEY IS TIGHT RIGHT NOW!! This is not a game, nor the time for dumb polling questions.