19 June, 2013

CNN Breaking News

A growing minority of Americans say economic conditions today are good, but nearly half say they are still personally worse off than they were a year ago, according to a CNN/ORC International poll.

Thirty-five percent of those questioned in the poll say that economic conditions in the country are "very" or "somewhat" good, but nearly two-thirds say they rate the economy as poor. Since December, there has been a slow, steady rise in the percentage who say things are good right now, from 26% in the same CNN poll in December to 31% in March, 33% in May and 35% now.

Personally, 44% of Americans say their financial situation is worse today than it was a year ago, while 36% say they are better off and one in five say their personal finances are about the same. The numbers are little changed from a CNN poll from May of last year.

Looking ahead, 50% of those polled say economic conditions will be good in the summer of 2014, and 49% thin k the economy will be poor.

The poll was conducted June 11-13, with 1,014 adults nationwide questioned by telephone. The survey's overall sampling error is plus or minus three percentage points.

Find out more about the poll on CNN's new morning show, “New Day,” at 6 a.m. ET on CNN.

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