Poll: Local Residents Optimistic Despite Gloomy Economy

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, May 1, 2009

The survey finds that around two-thirds of the people questioned are confident President Barack Obama will do a good job…and think the country will be better off in four years. 

But Sacramento State pollster Amy Liu says those numbers are sharply divided along party lines. 

“More than 80% of the Democrats feel confident in his ability to be a good president and think the country will be better off in four years. On the other hand, only about a third of Republicans feel confident in his ability.” 

The poll found that more than 90% of residents in the Sacramento area think rising unemployment and the economic meltdown are problems. 

The random telephone survey was conducted from mid-February to early-March.