Tags: obama | economy | negative | view

Poll: Americans’ View on Economy Growing More Negative

Friday, 11 May 2012 10:12 AM

By Newsmax Wires

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Americans are feeling more and more depressed about the state of the economy and President Barack Obama’s handling of it, according to a new poll from Associated Press-GfK.

The amount of respondents who see the economy as “good” totals only 20 percent, down 10 points from February. Two-thirds view the economy as "poor," and about one in seven think it's somewhere in between. Only 22 percent believe the economy improved in the last month, down from 28 percent in February.

Even Democrats are more pessimistic, with just 31 percent of them calling the economy “good,” down from 48 percent in February. The amount of Democrats who are hopeful for economic improvement in the next year slid 10 points from February.

Less than a third of respondents expect their household's economic fortunes to improve in the next year, down from 37 percent in February. That compares to 18 percent who foresee their finances worsening, up from 11 percent in February.

A total of 35 percent of Americans expect the unemployment rate to reverse its recent slide, up from 30 percent in February. Only 18 percent of independents and Republicans see the jobless rate continuing to fall, compared to 40 percent of Democrats.

As for Obama, 52 percent of Americans now disapprove of his handling of the economy, compared to 46 percent who approve. In February, the approval and disapproval numbers were about equal.

Almost two-thirds of Americans — 65 percent — disapprove of Obama's handling of gas prices, up from 58 percent in February. Nearly half, 44 percent, "strongly disapprove." And just 30 percent said they approve, down from 39 percent in February.

These findings come despite a steady decline in gas prices in recent weeks after a surge earlier in the year. The national average for a gallon of gasoline stood at $3.75, down from a 2012 peak of $3.94 on April 1.

Of all the issues covered by the poll, Obama's ratings on gas prices were his worst.



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Newt Gingrich: Obama Could Learn From Bill Clinton's Cooperation

Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 18:00 PM

President Barack Obama's inability to work with the opposition is in stark contrast to President Bill Clinton, says form . . .

Graham: 'Shame On Us as Republicans' For Not Solving Immigration

Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 11:47 AM

South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday he is disappointed with House Republicans for not generating a . . .

Cory Gardner, Colorado May Provide Solution for GOP on Immigration

Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 07:28 AM

Republicans in search of a way to oppose President Barack Obama's moves on immigration without alienating the nation's f . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved