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Press poll: Economic forecast clearly cloudy

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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 2:34 pm

Perhaps we can all agree: economically speaking, 2011 stank.

Well, 459 cdapress.com voters think 2012 going's to be worse.

Asked, "Economically, how will 2012 compare to 2011?" here's what voters said:

• 830 (48 percent) say it'll be better in 2012 than 2011

• 433 (25 percent) say it'll be the same

• And those 459 lovable pessimists believe it will be worse.

  • Discuss

Welcome to the discussion.

4 comments:

  • duys2ank posted at 6:36 pm on Thu, Jan 12, 2012.

    duys2ank Posts: 22
  • PlayinForChalupas posted at 11:39 pm on Wed, Jan 11, 2012.

    PlayinForChalupas Posts: 30

    The headline of this article (Press poll: Economic forecast clearly cloudy) and the focal point being the less than a third who believe the economy will be worse, rather than the majority who feel things will turn around in 2012, is why I stopped receiving this paper after the 3 month promoional trial expired 10 years ago. This paper clearly has an agenda and is slanted so.

    One crucial key to any capitalist economy starts with consumer confidence and the willingness to buy all the cr@p we don't need.

     
  • idahoguy posted at 3:56 pm on Wed, Jan 11, 2012.

    idahoguy Posts: 932

    Those seeing 2012 as being worse have done their homework.
    Try http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/

    For the facts about the future. Wishful thinking 2012 is going to be better is about as dumb as praying for rain while the guy next door is praying for dry and sunny. The debt is in the grinder folks and we all are going to pay more and more.

     
  • searcher posted at 3:34 pm on Wed, Jan 11, 2012.

    searcher Posts: 365

    Leave it to journalistic pessimism to frame the poll negatively focusing on the 25% who think 2012 will be worse instead of nearly twice that many who have a more optimistic outlook, and an equal number who don't think it will be much different. Is it always necessary to see the glass half empty? Why can't we, for once, focus on the positive side?

     
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