A New Record Low: Only 25% of Voters Say the U.S. Economy Will Be Stronger In One Year

How on God's earth did Barack Obama not lose 45 states to Mitt Romney?

Only 1-in-4 say the economy will be better in a year
1-in-2 say it will be worse

Like long-term economic confidence a month ago, short-term confidence in the U.S. economy is now at a new low. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 25% of American Adults now think the economy will be stronger a year from today. Nearly twice as many (48%) believe it will be weaker in a year's time. Eighteen percent (18%) expect it to be about the same

The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 1-2, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence

If that's not bad enough, only 13% currently rate the economy as good or excellent