The latest data from the Pew Research Center shows the following:

  • Fewer than one in four Americans (23 percent) say they are satisfied with the way things are going in the country, down from 30 percent in early May.
  • Less than one in ten of those surveyed (eight percent) say the economy today is good/excellent; more than nine in 10 (91 percent) say it is fair-to-poor.
  • A year from now 69 percent say the economy will be about the same or worse; only 29 percent say it will be better.
  • Positive expectations regarding future economic conditions now stand at their lowest point since mid-2008, which is when we were in the midst of the Great Recession.
  • The percentage of those surveyed saying they expect the economy to be better a year from now has fallen 13 points since April 2010 (it now stands at 29 percent).

To quote what the chair of the DNC, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, said about Democrats: “We own the economy.”

They do indeed.

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