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Poll: Public pessimism on economy is increasing

In this March photo, job seekers attend a health care job fair in New York. A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds that only 1 in 4 Americans now expects his or her own financial situation to improve over the next year. The sour mood is undermining support for President Barack Obama’s economic stewardship and for government in general. The poll shows that just 46 percent of Americans approve of Obama’s handling of the economy; 52 percent disapprove. AP Images

WASHINGTON — For the third year in a row, the nation’s economic recovery has hit a springtime soft spot. Reflecting that weakness, only 1 in 4 Americans now expects his or her own financial situation to improve over the next ...

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Poll: Most see health law being implemented

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It still divides us, but most Americans think President Barack Obama’s health care law is here to stay. More than 7 in 10 say the law will fully go into effect with some changes, ranging from minor ...

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Poll: NYers decry secret dealing in budget talks

ALBANY — A statewide poll finds New Yorkers think the secrecy and closed-door deals that led to last week state’s budget approval are unnecessary and a serious problem. The Quinnipiac University poll is a rebuke of the continued “three-men-in-a-room” method ...

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Poll: Most Americans want payroll tax extension

WASHINGTON — Most Americans want Congress to vote to continue the payroll tax reduction, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll that comes as Democrats and Republicans wrestle over whether to extend the cut through 2012. It’s the latest instance ...

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Senecas say poll supports their gaming

The Seneca Nation of Indians Tuesday released a poll of 1,000 Western New Yorkers that shows overwhelming support for the Nation’s gaming operations and negligible backing for statewide casino gambling. In the poll’s major finding, an 84 percent majority favor ...

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Demonstrations, poll fuel NY millionaire tax push

ALBANY — The push for a higher tax on New Yorkers making more than $1 million a year is getting fresh life with a new poll showing overwhelming support, a high-profile rally on Monday and the strengthening Occupy Wall Street protest in New York City.

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Poll: People divided on looming debt crisis

WASHINGTON — It might be time for another midnight ride by Paul Revere, this time warning "the creditors are coming." Americans seem not to have awakened to the fast-looming debt crisis that could summon a new recession, imperil their stock market investments and shatter faith in the world's most powerful economy.

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Poll: Certainty about equality unchanged since ’06

ATLANTA — Having a black president hasn't exactly led Americans to believe their country has moved closer to the ideal of racial equality preached by Martin Luther King Jr., according to a new poll.

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