Americans still negative on economy – poll

WASHINGTON, April 26 (BestGrowthStock) – Americans’ view of the
economy was unchanged in April despite encouraging data, with
about a third expecting improvement in the next year and
two-thirds critical of President Barack Obama’s handling of the
issue, a poll said on Monday.

Only 32 percent of those surveyed in The Harris Poll of
2,755 adults online were optimistic the economy would improve
in the coming year, while 33 percent said it would not change.
Twenty-five percent said they believed it would get worse.
Those results mirrored a similar poll in October 2009.

The 67 percent of respondents giving Obama a thumbs down on
his handling of the economy in April was hardly changed from
last month when 68 percent of those surveyed gave him a
negative rating on the critical issue, according to the poll.

The results follow on the heels of government data for
March showing employers, led by the private sector, created
162,000 jobs, the highest number in three years, and retail
sales jumped 1.6 percent.

The poll was conducted online in the United States between
April 12 and 19. “Harris Interactive avoids the words ‘margin
of error’ as they are misleading,” the poll said.

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(Washington newsroom; Editing by Paul Simao)

Americans still negative on economy – poll