CNN Poll: Americans less optimistic about economy improving in next four years

CNN Poll: Americans less optimistic about economy improving in next four years

Four years ago Americans were optimistic about President Obama and the economy with 76% saying that things would be better off in four years.  Four years later, 56% think things will be better four years from now.  40% of those polled said that things would be worse off in four years.

A majority of Americans give President Barack Obama a thumbs up on the job he’s doing in office, but according to a new national poll they are less optimistic about the country’s future than they were four years ago when Obama won the White House for the first time.

A CNN/ORC International survey released Monday indicates that 56% of the public thinks the country will be better off four years from now, with four in ten saying it will be worse than they are now.

“The 56% figure’s not bad, but it’s way down from the 76% who felt that way in late 2008 after Barack Obama had won his first presidential bid,” said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.

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