Poll: Americans more upbeat about own finances than economy
WASHINGTON - A new poll finds that Americans feel a whole lot better about their own situations than the economy as a whole in this election year.
The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll finds just 42 percent of adults consider the U.S. economy to be good while two-thirds say their own households are faring well.
But the anxiety shows on an individual basis too, with only one-third saying they'd be very confident of finding another job if they were laid-off. And despite their own financial gains, many people worry about risks beyond their control - from a volatile stock market to another economic downturn.
Republicans are far more negative about the economy. College graduates are more positive about a recovery that rewarded them while largely neglecting workers without college degrees.