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Politico, Penn Schoen Berland Research Finds Pessimism Over Economy

Penn Schoen Berland and Politico have released figures from the latest in its poll series “Power and the People,” finding that there is a pessimism about the likelihood of a second recession spread across segments of the voting public.

Overall, 54 percent of voters believe there will be a double-dip recession. But Republicans fear a double-dip in far greater numbers than Democrats. Higher income voters (those earning more than $100,000 per year) are more optimistic than lower income voters that a second recession can be avoided. And Black voters are more optimistic than white voters that we can avoid another recession.

Mark Penn, CEO of both Burson-Marsteller and Penn, Schoen Berland, goes into greater detail here, a post that also appears on his blog.

The poll, which surveyed 1,000 Americans between September 9 and 16, also asked for respondents’ thoughts on the war in Afghanistan, the Tea Party, the Bush tax cuts, and other issues.

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