Are you better off since Obama took office? YES, say large majority of Americans in Bloomberg poll.

  • KissTheSky

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    Jun 21, 2012 1:15 AM GMT
    A plurality of Americans now say they are better off than they were when President Barack Obama was inaugurated, providing a lift to Obama’s re- election campaigns.

    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.
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    Jun 21, 2012 1:17 AM GMT
    Everybody is better off now that Karl Rove is no longer working in the West Wing. That's a given.
  • jock_1

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    Jun 21, 2012 1:28 AM GMT
    Under O-blame-a, the takers are better off. The makers arent
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    Jun 21, 2012 1:31 AM GMT
    I know a lot of people living in homes they now own, because they bought them for basically nothing at foreclosed auctions, so they are certainly better off now than they were 3 years ago. Then again, the people who are no longer living in those homes, I doubt they would consider themselves better off. It's confusing.