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Poll Shows Strong Hope About Economic Turnaround

| On 15, May 2012

President Obama and Mitt Romney out with the people. (Photo credits unknown)

The results of the latest USA Today/Gallup poll are in and it shows people are hopeful about the future of the American economy.

About 58 percent of Americans polled predicted an upswing in the economy a year from now. About one-third of the respondents said they are better off financially than they were a year ago.

That doesn’t mean that people think the economy is stellar right now. In fact, 71 percent of respondents in the same poll said current economic conditions are poor. I would agree with that considering high gas prices and rising food costs. We are just not “there” on a full recovery yet and won’t be for quite some time.

Here are a few other tidbits to note from the same poll:

  • People agree 56-38 percent, no matter who they will vote for, that President Obama will beat Mitt Romney in the November election.
  • Mitt Romney’s favorability rating is at 50 percent. His unfavorability stands at 41 percent. The president carries 52 and 46 percent ratings, respectively.
  • Fifty-five percent of people think the economy will improve over the next four years if Romney takes office.
  • Forty-six percent feel the economy will improve with another four-year Obama term.

Here’s the bottom line. Some people are optimistic about Mitt Romney because he’s a new candidate in the eyes of many (outside of Massachusetts). Others are willing to give Obama another chance because things are improving on his watch.

It’s good to see people “believing” the economy is turning around for them in the next year. Many times struggles are all about our approach to the problem and not simply the issue itself.



Looking at some of the metrics from the USA Today/Gallup poll, do you agree with the findings? 

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