Salient to Investors:

Bloomberg poll shows:

  • 45 percent believe they are better off, 36 percent worse off, than at the beginning of 2009.
  • 28 percent say their household income is higher than a year ago, 22 percent who said it is lower.
  • 32 percent are hopeful about improvement in the economy, down from 37 percent in March, while 19 percent are fearful, up from 17 percent three months ago.
  • 49 percent prefer Obama’s economic vision to Romney’s, 33 percent prefer Romney’s – a 7-percentage- point gain for Obama since March.

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