HUGE disconnect-- DC sees rosy economy, voters see pain and trouble
One of the key findings of the Alliance for American Manufacturing's (AAM) recent national poll was how clearly voters see a deteriorating economy in the U.S. Specifically, more voters rated their personal economic situation as "negative" in 2011 than 2010.
Contrast that with the startling findings of a new Gallup economic confidence poll. As Joan McCarter reports at Daily Kos, the Washington, DC area was the one area in the country with a positive view of the economy.
As McCarter observes, DC is home to a "Beltway Bubble." All the lobbyists and special interest groups are doing great business right now. They're not feeling the pain...
Never has the economic divide been more startling.
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