If you're feeling very unhappy about the direction our country's economy is headed in, don't worry, you are very very much not alone:
A severe pessimism grips the U.S. economy and Americans report the highest level of dissatisfaction with their financial situation in at least half a century, poll results released Monday show.
Eighty-three percent of Americans describe the state of the economy as poor or not so good, according to a Wall Street Journal-NORC Poll. Only one percent describe the economy as "excellent."
Yes, you're reading that right: Just one percent have a very favorable view of the economy.
Hold up your index finger and that's it!
You can only imagine the pains the White House is taking to shield the president from both the economic catastrophe he's overseeing and the brutal poll numbers getting thrown up in response:
The poll results show just how much inflation has damaged the U.S. economy and the perceptions of Americans about their own financial well-being. The Consumer Price Index in March was up the most in 40 years and the April inflation rate was close behind it. The government will release figures for May's price level on Friday.
Thirty-five percent said they are not at all satisfied with their financial condition, the highest level of dissatisfaction since NORC began asking the question every few years starting in 1972.
You can imagine Joe Biden must feel proud for posting up numbers a president hasn't managed to produce in literally half a century.
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