0% of American believe economy is getting better

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  1. Neomega

    Neomega Deity

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    0%!!!!

    http://americanresearchgroup.com/economy/


    Bush's approval rating down to 19%!!!!!

    There is optimism, 42% of Americans say it will be better a year form now, but apparently 82% believe it is going to get worse, before it gets better.
     
  2. Princeps

    Princeps More bombs than God

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    I believe these 19% are the people who believe Jesus will come back tomorrow.
     
  3. Mise

    Mise isle of lucy

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    We're NOT in a recession!!!!!!!
     
  4. DNK

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    You can fool 25% of the people all the time. I'm standing by that statistic, Bush is quite obviously the litmus test for it. 19% disapproval +5% unsure ~ 25%. I'll put the 1% down to statistical error.

    How in the hell does 18% of those polled think the economy is between good and excellent? What sort of twisted, insane logic are they using to come up with that?

    Oh, wait, I know, probably the same that says "the fundamentals of the economy are strong": mindless rhetoric.
     
  5. I'm Cleo!

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    I just can't believe there's a "0%" in a poll. I don't think I've ever seen that. Even stuff like "aliens have visited the Earth" gets responses.

    Cleo
     
  6. alcal

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    :lol::lol::lol:

    you are the mouth of truth :goodjob:
     
  7. aluka

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    I believe Olmert achieved it earlier this year.
     
  8. Phlegmak

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    I thought the same.
     
  9. Alpine Trooper

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    Could one not presume that the economy would get worse before it got better? It seems like a strange question to ask.
     
  10. Alpine Trooper

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    Also a .com website so we can hardly trust its numbers.
     
  11. mangxema

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    Even the ridiculously leading polls on Lou Dobbs' show are usually only 98%-2%.
     
  12. Ecofarm

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    Even Saddam only went to 99%. Have some dignity, pollsters.
     
  13. bhsup

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    If you're mocking my thread from last January, at the time we weren't. Two quarters negative growth is a recession. Not "fuzzy feeling that the economy is not doing well".
     
  14. El_Machinae

    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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    That's what I'm presuming. The average citizen should still be able to save/invest a portion of their income and we should still be encouraging people to do so.
     
  15. Rashiminos

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    Cook the books, make up some numbers, and BOOM (tough-acting...)

    NO recession!
     
  16. Thorvald of Lym

    Thorvald of Lym A Little Sketchy

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    It's not going to get better, not if they stay the same course as the past 20-so years. Reagan-Thatcher deregulation has been proven a failure. It's time for a paradigm shift.
     
  17. Taras Bulba

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    I don't think its gotten any better
     
  18. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    1 trillion dollars just up and dissapeared last week. Did you miss that or something?
     
  19. Hygro

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    I'm kind of one of them. And I vote democratic. Here's how: there is still room for innovation, there is still a weak full-employment, there is still a powerful higher education system, there are still major opportunities for profit and growth combined with the capital (human, software, equipment, and yes even money) to make that happen.
     
  20. Hygro

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    My macro econ professor shows how other metrics that ALWAYS accompany recession, and are used to measure recession, are present, so it's not a fuzzy feeling, it's an educated measure of a fuzzy concept (recession in general).
     

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