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Report: Consumers View Economy in Worst Condition

Columbus, Ohio About 3 in 5 Americans (62.3%) believe the economy is in the worst shape they have experienced in their lifetime, according to the May American Pulse Survey.

About 77.1% of Democrats and people between 18-34 years old (65.8%) are most likely to echo this sentiment, the report said.

With the economy weighing on Americans’ minds it may not only affect their vote in November, but also their campaign contributions in the interim; 36.5% say they will contribute less to political candidates this year.

Regarding gas prices, 52.9% think the U.S. government should open the Alaskan Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) for drilling; 71.6% of Republicans and 46.4% of Democrats agree.

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