Election 2012

Despite Most Saying They Are Worse Off Than Four Years Ago Obama is Ahead of Romney in New Poll

GOP nominee yet to persuade voters of his economic plan


A majority of Americans believe they are worse off economically than they were four years ago — but still believe President Obama is a better choice than Mitt Romney to manage the recovery.

A new poll released Tuesday found that even though 55 percent of adults believe the economy is worse now than when Obama took office, 43 percent believe he is better for the economy, compared to 34 percent favoring Romney.