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.
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.