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CNN Poll: Majority Believes Economy Getting Much Worse

Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 08:36 AM

By Melanie Batley

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The number of Americans who are optimistic about the U.S. economy has dropped to the lowest level in a year in the wake of the government shutdown, a new poll has found.

According to a CNN/ORC International survey conducted October 18-20, pessimism about America's future economic health is also growing. Fifty-nine percent of respondents predicted poor economic conditions a year from now, compared to 40 percent who said the economy would be in good shape next year at this time. That was the lowest level of optimism expressed by the public in two years.

It also marked a 10 percent drop in optimism about the U.S. economy since June, when 50 percent expressed a brighter outlook about the future.

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Meanwhile, 71 percent of the 841 adults surveyed said current economic conditions remain poor compared to just 29 percent who said the current conditions are good, a 4-point decrease since late September before the shutdown began.

"That number has not been particularly high in 2013, but throughout the year it has always been over 30 percent, making the current level of 29 percent the worst number since December of last year," said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.

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