In the most recent Economist/YouGov poll (week of January 21, 2012), 23% rate the economy as getting better, 34% worse, for a net score of -11 among adults nationwide. That’s a little worse than where things stood one year ago (week of January 20, 2011), when the net score was -5 overall.
Hispanics, young people, college graduates, people in the Northeast are all groups that moved from a net positive score a year ago to a net negative score today. Similarly, high income Americans moved from a very positive net score a year ago to a barely positive net score today. People in the Midwest moved from barely negative to very negative.
Liberals and Democrats were among the groups whose rating of the economy fell the most in the past year.
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