(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])
Surprise.... We are in a recession. Yeah...news flash...Too little too late....
God help us all.....
i.e..., 3/4 of Americans have no idea what a recession is..
After the S&L scandal of the 80s why wasn't anything done to stop lenders from abusing borrowers with ARM type loans? Where is NEIL Bush anyway?
Of course we're in a recession.
And all three candidates had better start addressing what they intend to do about it.
Everytime I hear one of them, when asked what they will do, blame Bush they should have delegares deducted. We already know who is responsible, pointing fingers ain't gonna get it fixed.
HILLARY TO THE RESCUE!!
HIllary will bring our country out of this recession and help create more jobs for Americans.
WE BELEIVE IN YOU HILLARY!!!
Bush: Recession? Who me!
Cheney: Clearly, Iran fault, sir
Bush: Sounds good, let's run with. Call Karl up and have him write a blurb.
Cheney: Uh, Mr Rove doesn't work for us anymore, sir.
Bush: Sure he does Karl's just gone deep undercover. It's part of our plot to take over the world...MOO HA HA HA!
Then recess and get going.
We are in a recession...and George Bush didn't know that gas is inching up toward $4/gallon.
And if they keep thinking that, and act as if we are, we will be. So be it.
It's easy for Obama to say he opposed the war from the beginning when he didn't have the ability to even vote on the proposition. For all we know he might have voted 'present' like he usually does.
The Recession....Liberal style
spoiled rotten Americans = an "Entitlement" society = spending money on luxury instead of saving it = lots of debt = complaining that it is the government's fault = media fueled claims of a recession = asking the government to bail you out = Hillary Rodham Clinton supporters = spoiled rotten Americans....
it sure is a vicious circle....it spins to the left in case you were wondering
The 26% must be the ones that give Bush a positive approval rating.
I hope Hillary doesn't save our economy like she saved her marriage.
with the price of gasoline the recession will lead to depression
Recession??????? Even the Canadian dollar is worth more thanthe US greenback. The alarm wasn't set and you missed the world go by
The other 26% are probably the same Bush supporters who believed him when he said "we will stay the course" and believed him when he said "we've never been stay the course" and believed him when he said "I'm a uniter not a divider". The 74% mark is probably about as good as you can do when there are some people who just don't want to deal with reality.
Every time I see these types of polls, I wish they would also ask the participants to define the word recession. Why don't they just ask the question "do you think our economy is in a slump". The fact is we're not in a recession. Our economy is down, but not in a recession. While you're at it, ask them the best procedure to perform brain surgery.
Oh I don't know i't's so bad....
the repo guys are rolling in dough....
foreclosure specialists are in heavy demand....
credit counseling services are in a boom market...
bankruptcy attorney's are rapidly building their net worth....
politicans/appointees aren't doing too bad either...
Fixing a declining Bush economy is a Clinton specialty.....
I'm excited by Hillary's plans to give people their jobs back and let people back into their homes
I'm not as comfortable with Obama handling a bad economy as I am with Hillary.... and I'm scared about McCain handling this economy especially after he said he doesn't know much about economic matters.... YIKES!
I remember it was Al Gore that was advocating $5/gal gasoline in his book he was selling eight years ago.
Yes, we are in recession, and we don't need an anti-American president.
my prediction is that Obama will quit the race, and two year later he will lose senator seat
then he sells his mansion for 40% less because econnomy is in bad shape.
finally he settled down as a volunteer in chicago street again, which he always dreamed of.
I can not believe how frothing at the mouth crazy these Hillary and Obama supporters are.
On one hand you have a liar, cheat and a socialist with no significant policy accomplishments.
On the other you have a gifter speaker with little to no significant experince to run a Chuky Cheese let alone the country.
On the Republican side we have a war hero with over two decades of federal public service and a moderate perspective.
I am no Republican but this an easy decision.
Vote Rezco & Joe Wright for President!!!! They can really help us in this economic problems! Yeah, make Mc Cain as the VP! We're all destined for destruction!
That is why the average Us citizen is a moron. We are not in an a recession people just cause the democrats tell you the sky is falling does not mean that it is. Educate yourself people a recession is when unemployement rises and there is negative growth in the economy. Those two things are not happening. Are we in a lull in the economy ? Yes we are,but democrats are so willing to discredit this president they would give up the countries stability to have a personal victory over President Bush. It is flat out Pathetic.
DUH..... We've been in one for about a year now. People better start worrying about the next big dive being a DEPRESSION !!! You aint seen nothin yet folks, its just starting – I predict the stock market will drop down to below 10,000 by the end of this year. HERES WHATS NEEDED TO FIX AMERICA: Cap on fuel prices, disconnect from Opec, Cap on Credit Card rates (We used to have laws on this called Loan Sharking laws-bring em back) Disband the three Credit reporting agencies, Trans Union, Experian, etc..... They have WAY TOO MUCH CONTROL. – If you default with a company, you dont do business with them anymore, simple as that. Regulate, I mean REGULATE the mortgage industry to offer 30 year fixed rate loans that are fair (How come when the fed cuts the rate, consumers never see it ? ) Put controls on number of permits to prevent overbuilding (This KILLS Existing home values & the banks who get left holding the bag). Stop the Federal bail outs of the big Companies, Nobody bails out the small business man. Put Caps on the Insurance Companies. STOP TRADING WITH CHINA (at least for several years) and charge a tariff on incoming autos from Japan & other places – Basically, take our economy back !! And Finally More Accountability from our public officials. THIS MAY NOT FIX ALL OF IT BUT IT WOULD BE A HELL OF A START !!