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-- November's presidential election coming down -- the main issue which has the health of the US economy its a Michael break moment the President Obama.
Scott Rasmussen from Rasmussen Reports in New Jersey with his latest tracking poll just it wasn't -- -- Right now Mitt Romney's -- 46%.
Pretty much where he's been for the last month.
President Obama three points behind at 43%.
There's the first time he slipped that loan over a month and it may have something to do with the economic news -- here.
Now does -- have anything to do with the president's response to the -- situation and I know that this fall was probably taken yesterday.
And you -- any any does that is that more involved in this poll at all.
Probably not I -- look of the Arora incident has been dominating the news it is something that were all.
-- would it's just a tragedy but it is not affected it didn't move numbers in terms of support for gun control it hasn't had any appreciable impact.
But I think most before setting this outside the realm of politics so it's the economy because we have had a series of very negative reports on the economy nothing is a couple more -- -- it's the economy that's -- the president down a 43% front that's.
Right and right now Stewart 35% of Americans say their finances are in good shape.
That's exactly the same as the number who had that view on the day President Obama took office there has been -- net improvement.
Things haven't gotten worse for most Americans but they haven't seen any improvement in January of 2009 was not a good moment -- in the economy.
Now the principal asset for most people -- principal store of wealth is that house I think you've gone -- poll on the housing situation wanted to show.
Well it's very bleak first of all fewer than half of Americans now believe the buying a home is the best investment -- family can make.
Say it's not a good time to be selling a home in your area.
And just half of homeowners believe that their home is worth more than the mortgage.
These numbers it obviously weighed down from before the Wall Street meltdown in 2008.
I gotta say that when half the people think -- buying your own home is not a good investment.
That's that's kind of a shock because that's a reverse.
I've lived in America nearly forty years that's a direct -- -- everything I have a loan from the moment I -- -- here.
That's exactly right and that fact the staff and all I have to for home was worth more than the mortgage goes against everything we were all brought up to believe you buy a home you pay the mortgage and you watched the equity grow in people feeling betrayed right now.
And it's especially painful in light of the fact they look around the -- banks that were bailed out those banks are benefiting from the homeowner struggles -- All right Scott Rasmussen thanks very much indeed --
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