NEW YORK (MainStreet) – There’s been much talk of an economic recovery on the horizon, but that doesn’t mean the American public has a rosy outlook. According to a new poll from Harris Interactive, two in five Americans (41%) said they feel less secure about their financial situation now as compared with last year, while 41% said they feel the same and just 14% said they feel more secure.
Also lackluster is Americans’ view of their housing situation. The poll found that only one in five (19%) of Americans said they expected their household’s financial situation to be better in the next six months, while 53% believe it will remain the same and 28% believe it will be worse.
Participants were also asked how they felt about President Obama’s handling of the economy – an important question, considering 2012 is an election year. Their responses were mostly gloomy: 75% gave the president negative ratings, while 25% gave him positive marks.
The Harris poll was conducted online between Dec. 5 and Dec. 12 and included 2,237 U.S. adults.