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Majority Of Americans Feel They Are “Falling Behind”




|| By FITSNEWS || Another day, another data set discounting the “rainbows and unicorns” view of the American economy …

This time it’s the Pew Research Center – which has unveiled the results of a new study showing 55 percent of Americans indicated they were “falling behind” economically.  By contrast, only six percent said their economic situation was improving.  That’s  a 9-to-1 spread, people.

Not good …

Meanwhile 37 percent of respondents said their situation was “staying even.”

As for the jobs market, 57 percent said it was “difficult to find work” while 36 percent said “plenty of jobs were available.”  Again … not a confidence-inspiring number.  But let’s be honest: It’s not a surprising number given that 92.9 million working age Americans are currently out of the labor force.

That’s a new record …

And while “Republicans” may have retaken control of the U.S. Senate, their “leadership” isn’t inspiring much confidence either …

Only 37 percent of respondents said they trusted GOP congressional leaders on economic issues – compared to 43 percent who had confidence in Democratic leaders and 49 percent who trusted Barack Obama‘s handling of the economy.

That’s a terrible showing for the GOP …

For those of you keeping score at home, Pew surveyed 1,504 American adults between January 7-11.  The poll’s margin of error is plus or minus 2.9 percent.