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Americans Say They’re Better Off Since Obama Took Office - Do you believe this Bloomberg poll?

Quietman ~PWCM~JLA 2012/06/20 23:17:13
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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.


“I’m just tired of the doom and gloom,” says Jim Seeley, 52, a mortgage banker in Traverse City, Michigan, and a poll respondent, in a follow-up interview. “I think it’s looking better. People just need to stay positive.”


The poll, conducted June 15-18, contains more unlikely cheer for the president, with larger numbers of respondents saying their household income is higher than a year ago. While 44 percent say they are treading water, the better off outnumbered the worse off by 28 percent to 22 percent.

Read More: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-20/americans...

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  • Elaine Magliacane 2012/06/21 00:29:03
    No
    Elaine Magliacane
    +15
    48 MILLION people on FOOD STAMPS... more than that number unemployed... sell this BS to the Kool Aide crowd.. I'm not buying it... AND I'm not better off... it's BAD, and getting WORSE!

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  • Reggie☮ 2012/06/21 02:08:46
    No
    Reggie☮
    +3
    I thinks the poll is slanted with a very large margin of error.
  • ..::localeye::.. 2012/06/21 02:06:11
    Yes
    ..::localeye::..
    Personal experience...I agree.
  • AL ..::loc... 2012/06/21 08:21:15
    AL
    +2
    What Country are you living in?
  • ..::loc... AL 2012/06/21 12:36:15
    ..::localeye::..
    The country of personal responsibility.
  • aneed2know ..::loc... 2012/06/21 08:56:23
    aneed2know
    so am I
  • U-Dog 2012/06/21 01:48:26
    No
    U-Dog
    +6
    “I’m just tired of the doom and gloom,” says Jim Seeley, 52, a mortgage banker in Traverse City, Michigan, and a poll respondent, in a follow-up interview. “I think it’s looking better. People just need to stay positive.”

    Translation: "Things are still really crappy but people need to stay positive because I have money in the bank, my hope and change head is comfortably up my azz and I am really just tired of hearing everyone talking about how bad things are in the real world."

    Gee, with a few select well employed respondents like that, is it any wonder how they could get the results they did.
  • tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA 2012/06/21 01:43:04
    No
    tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA
    +4
    Not this American.
  • joe ramirez 2012/06/21 01:37:45
    No
    joe ramirez
    +4
    You have to be pretty ignorant to believe anything bloomberg says!
  • Christine/Rest in peace Pet... 2012/06/21 01:33:19
    No
    Christine/Rest in peace Peter Br
    +8
    No one in my neighborhood, or the stores I shop in, are claiming they are better off. Exactly the opposite
  • exhon2009 2012/06/21 01:27:26
    No
    exhon2009
    +5
    A lot of people are eating &hit; sandwiches and last year we didn't have bread.
  • Always Right 2012/06/21 01:22:10
    No
    Always Right
    +9
    The main poll in Nov. will tell you how well the economy is doing, not this crap!
  • Mel the Witch POTL PWCM~JLA 2012/06/21 01:19:45
    No
    Mel the Witch POTL PWCM~JLA
    +11
    Santa Clause, the Easter bunny and the Tooth Fairy too...
  • tommyg ... Mel the... 2012/06/21 01:43:50
  • EDWARD G 2012/06/21 01:17:00
    No
    EDWARD G
    +10
    Must be the 45% who don't pay income tax.
  • 4570GOVT 2012/06/21 01:05:00
  • Mr. T 4570GOVT 2012/06/21 01:34:00
    Mr. T
    +4
    And yet the libs and progressive eat it up like candy. What a bunch of morons.
  • 4570GOVT Mr. T 2012/06/21 13:02:13
    4570GOVT
    +2
    Liberals have to be the most gullable people on earth .
  • dubbie 2012/06/21 00:58:40
    No
    dubbie
    +9
    Next time find real Americans
  • Cal 2012/06/21 00:55:41
  • santa6642 2012/06/21 00:49:43
    No
    santa6642
    +8
    Pure BS
  • MarinerFH 2012/06/21 00:49:41
  • ..::loc... MarinerFH 2012/06/21 02:08:08
    ..::localeye::..
    +1
    Don't forget that 22% of that number are elderly. I like my grandmother.
  • MarinerFH ..::loc... 2012/06/21 02:10:44
  • sbtbill ..::loc... 2012/06/21 05:45:58
    sbtbill
    Marinerth also forgets that most of those people pay FICA, salestax, and other taxes.
  • AL ..::loc... 2012/06/21 08:31:48
    AL
    +2
    And your Grandmother is now paying twice as must to fill her gas tank under Obama! She's also paying alot more for food and monthly energy cost as well! Yet if she's on a fixed income like my wife and I-thats just like getting a pay cut as well!
  • superangrymonkey 2012/06/21 00:48:40
    No
    superangrymonkey
    +2
    Any improvement or decline isn't Obama's doing. He's a talking head, like Mr. Potato Head with a teleprompter broadcasting a message of freedom destroying mediocrity to the masses. We're "worse" because everyone's too much of a whiny pussy to stick up for themselves.
  • Christopher Kirchen 2012/06/21 00:39:40
    No
    Christopher Kirchen
    +10
    Polls can be targeted, and this one was probably targeted to libs.
  • Walt Christo... 2012/06/21 00:54:53
    Walt
    +5
    Yes. It would be intended to reinforce their base.
  • MarinerFH Christo... 2012/06/21 02:11:31
  • Christo... MarinerFH 2012/06/21 03:11:30
    Christopher Kirchen
    +2
    Thank you.
  • Mike 2012/06/21 00:32:37
    No
    Mike
    +8
    National poll taken where - national my butt
  • Elaine Magliacane 2012/06/21 00:29:03
    No
    Elaine Magliacane
    +15
    48 MILLION people on FOOD STAMPS... more than that number unemployed... sell this BS to the Kool Aide crowd.. I'm not buying it... AND I'm not better off... it's BAD, and getting WORSE!
  • Walt Elaine ... 2012/06/21 00:31:52
    Walt
    +8
    If and when the dollar collapses, Bloomberg will be telling us their surveys indicate the economy is better than ever.
  • eyeballz 2012/06/21 00:27:51
    No
    eyeballz
    +9
    I believe it is just more spin. I have not heard anyone say this in person , it is always "so and so reports " this to be the case .
  • Woman of many faces~ijm 2012/06/21 00:08:43
  • TheBadOne 2012/06/21 00:05:36
    Yes
    TheBadOne
    +1
    I think the generational gap is the biggest factor. When Bush was in office, my parents were doing well but I couldn't find stable employment at a wage I could live with. Under Obama, they've met some hard times while I'm gainfully employed (I have the luxury of actually refusing work.). It's really just push and pull as its always been. No matter who you vote for, someone loses.
  • Deep007 2012/06/21 00:03:08
    No
    Deep007
    +13
    The majority of these people are government hires...
    idiots
  • Dandydon 2012/06/20 23:56:30
    No
    Dandydon
    +11
    That's a load of B.S.
  • Mr. T Dandydon 2012/06/21 00:09:07
    Mr. T
    +8
    In the extreme.
  • none 2012/06/20 23:54:35
    No
    none
    +14
    Maybe the professional welfare Americans are better off but not working Americans.

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