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POLL: CNN Poll: Are you better off today than four years ago?

And now I'd like you to compare your financial situation to what it was four years ago, during the last presidential election. Would you say that you are financially better off now than you were four years ago, or are you financially worse off?

Worse off 44% Better off 37% Same 19% No opinion 1%
Source: CNN/ORC International
Date conducted: 9/7/2012 - 9/9/2012
Sample: 875 interviews among registered voters
Margin of error: +/- 3.5% pts

According to This Poll

According to a CNN/ORC International poll, 37% of registered voters say compared to four years ago, their financial situation is now better, with 44% saying they're now financially worse off, and nearly one in five saying that their situation is the same. Among crucial independent voters, one in three say they're better off, with nearly half saying they're worse off and 17% saying they're in the same financial situation.

Notes
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