March 17th, 2008
12:00 PM ET
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Poll: Three-quarters think U.S. in recession

 Brokers at the New York Stock Exchange aren't the only Americans feeling anxious about the economy.

Brokers at the New York Stock Exchange aren't the only Americans feeling anxious about the economy.

(CNN) - Nearly three-quarters of all Americans think the economy is in a recession, according to a national poll released Monday.

Seventy-four percent of those questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey say the economy has entered a recession.

That figure is up from 66 percent who felt that way in a similar survey last month. The number stood at 61 percent in January and 46 percent in October. (Full poll results [PDF])

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  1. rob

    If we had mandatory petroleum conservation, people would be in the habit of being fuel-conscious, and we wouldn't have to fight multi-trillion dollar wars in Iraq.

    National security is NEVER off the table when it comes to the people's will. If the American people don't want a war, the President cannot have one. If the American people want a war to end, it ends. Period.

    March 17, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  2. therealist

    The majority of Iraqi's now believe they are living a good life, and come Oct, the stimulus packages will have the US economy producing positive GDP growth.

    I wonder what doom and gloom message the dems will have left to stand on then??

    March 17, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  3. Spirit of America

    How many people think gravity exists? Of course this economy is in recession, no matter what people think, especially that fool in the White House. Economic stagnation was guaranteed when Bush took $2,000,000,000,000 of our money out of the economy and dumped it into the Persion Gulf. What was our return on this colossal divestment? Sky-high gas prices; crashing stock market; and 4000 dead Americans. Too bad it will not just be the Bush regime that crashes like a house of cards.

    March 17, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  4. gonna loose my house

    nohillary andobama

    You have no idea what is going on in some of these state

    March 17, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  5. Darrylm

    follow the money

    March 17, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  6. Kris

    You do not have to be an economist to know we are in a recession!

    March 17, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  7. Dave

    "Three-quarters think U.S. in recession"?

    How about "One-quarter not paying attention!"

    March 17, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  8. Why Republicans can't be trusted.

    George Bush has messed up things enough for everyone. McCain will be no different. All of these republicans are devious and untrustworthy like bush. John McCain = 4 more years of bush policies. Everyone should be voting for the democrats. Either democratic nominee will help us fix the economy, but with McCain this recession will continue. I will accept Obama or Clinton as president, but I will NEVER accept McCain as president.

    March 17, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  9. Matt, Chico, CA

    Mitt Romney understands the economy.... to bad nobody could get over his religion

    March 17, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  10. Mary - Independent

    So it is said that 75 percent feels that this country is in a recession.
    What happened to the other 25% of this country – are they in self-
    denial or just total idiots?

    March 17, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  11. E. Elliott, Orlando, FL

    The other 1/4th simply cannot think. Or worse yet, have Rush and Hannity do it for them. Look at the cases of clinical depression and the trend. It, lots of men that dies for his lies and debt for generations to come are the ChaneBush legacy. McCain is so old he cannot understand the scope of this disaster. He promises more of the same and says it will be ok, if we just wave the flag a bit higher.

    Chaney's next trip to Iraq? In chains, I hope.

    March 17, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
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