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New poll findings counter GOP’s gloom and doom

Here’s a poll that the Romney folks and the right-wing pundits won’t be talking much about.

Forty-five percent of those surveyed in a Bloomberg National Poll say they are better off than at the beginning of 2009 compared with 36 percent who say they are worse off. In March, poll respondents split almost evenly on that question after having been decidedly negative since the aftermath of the worst recession in seven decades.

4 Comments


  1. Alex

    June 20, 2012 at 8:03 am

    Clearly Chris a large part of the American population has no idea that we are moving down a clear path to insolvency . Much of the current economy is built on stimulus, borrowed funds,and this crazy Fed plan of printing worthless money to buy our own debt. Anyone voting positive in that poll is clearly misinformed.

  2. Duncan

    June 20, 2012 at 9:57 am

    The same Bloomberg poll also shows a 13 pt Obama lead. Without some other confirmation, this poll stinks to high heaven of extreme outlier.

  3. david esmay

    June 20, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Anyone who believes Myth Robme will do anything but lead us into a great depression is misinformed. While our economy is sluggish, we have seen slow, but steady growth. Myth has failed to offer any details as to what his economic plan, or any plan, outside of endorsing the Ryan budget/ con deficit increase. The fact of the matter is the GOP and conservatives are using the same campaign promises they used in the 1890’s, the Horse and Sparrow theory/model, they are so bankrupt of ideas. This idea, retooled by Reagan as supply side economics believes the road to prosperity follows the premise that, “if you feed the horse enough oats, some will pass through to the road and feed the sparrows”. The basic premise that cutting taxes on the wealthy promotes “job creation”, and because rich people have a higher marginal propensity to save, this somehow magically trickles down to the rest of society. There is no real data, historical or otherwise, nor has any reputable economist supported this notion, only rich people and the conservative politicians they own.
    Conversely the Democratic economic model has always been, ” A rising tide floats many boats”, including the wealthy, but it takes a little longer because everyone is benefiting. Not always perfect, but still more favorable to all Americans. It’s an easy choice, slow steady growth or a steady diet of GOP Horse shit.

  4. Frank Burns

    June 21, 2012 at 6:10 am

    You don’t fix the economy by augmenting state budgets. No, the private sector is not doing fine. The Bloomberg poll is bogus.

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