In the Upcoming Election, The Real Issues
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There have been so many distraction these days on the campaign trail that sometimes it’s hard for pundits to even keep track of what the real issues are. But we have never been in doubt and, as the new "All-America economic survey" from CNBC shows, voters are not terribly optimistic. The results portend trouble for the one side that doesn’t want to talk about the economy in this election, and you’ll see why:
In answer to the question, "How would you rate the current state of the economy?" a whopping 92% said "Poor" or "Only Fair." Looking ahead, only 37% think the economy will get better in the next year. Those would seem to be the core optimists out there. Only one in four of those surveyed believe their wages will increase in the next year while one in five believe their home price will rise.
Closer to home for us, on the question of whether the federal government regulates business too little or too much, those who said "Too much" has exploded from 28% in February of 2009 to 48% today.
All in all, some fascinating information in this study. Here’s a link to the story and here’s a link to the full study (PDF). If you’re part of the anti-business crowd out there, it is yet one more reminder of why you want to be finding distractions and talking about anything else but the economy & jobs. As for us, through Election Day and beyond, it will continue to be our sole focus, as it has been since our founding.