Pessimism Surges as 72% See U.S. Economy on Wrong Course

Pessimism Surges as 72% See U.S. Economy on Wrong Course

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Only 27 percent of Americans say they are better off now than in January 2009, when Obama took office in the depths of the recession compounded by the September 2008 financial crisis and the country was losing as many as 820,000 jobs a month.