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A New Normal?


In the new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, adults were asked if they thought the United States was still in an economic recession. Fifty-seven percent responded that the country was, while 41 percent disagreed. In late 2008 after the financial crash, 77 percent said the country was still in a recession. In another question in the new poll, a rough equivalent number of people said the economy would get better in the next year (26 percent) or get worse (25 percent). Nearly half, 48 percent, expected it to stay about the same.