Facts have never gotten in the way of red-blooded Americans seeing through socialist spin. So even though the U.S. hasn't technically been in a recession since 2009, the Real America knows that it still is, despite all of the statistical shimmying of liberal rags like The Wall Street Journal.
A majority of people — 54% — in a new McClatchy-Marist poll think the country is in an economic downturn, according to the survey conducted last week and released Tuesday.
One bright spot: July’s figure marks the lowest proportion of Americans who have held that view since 2008. About a third of those surveyed don’t think the economy is in a slump, while 8% are unsure, according to the poll. In March, 63% thought the economy was in recession.
The poll also shows that more money makes your smarter.
The McClatchy-Marist poll found that Americans who earn less are more likely to think the economy is in a recession. Of those earning less than $50,000 a year, nearly two-thirds say the downturn is still underway. For those earning more than that, only 47% think so.
And a bare majority of Americans still believe that Saddam Hussein has weapons of mass destruction, and that he keeps them in the house he shares with Elvis and Jimmy Hoffa.
Majority of Americans Say U.S. Still in Recession [WSJ Real Time Economics blog]