Washington, July 5: While a majority of Americans still believe the country’s economy is not in a good shape, economic optimism has risen since last year, according to a new poll.
According to the CNN/ORC International Poll, six in 10 Americans believe the economy would be doing well by 2013, which is a significant rise from the 39 percent who said the same thing last October.
Despite this optimism, a majority of Americans, 73 percent, still believe the country’s economic conditions remain poor, the Politico reports.
Americans are even spilt on whether President Barack Obama, or Mitt Romney, would do a better job of handling the economy.
Almost 48 percent picked Obama, and 47 percent chose Romney.
Meanwhile, 53 percent of Americans believe the president would be a better leader than Romney on foreign policy.
When it comes to illegal immigration, 49 percent said the Republican nominee would better handle the issue, compared to 46 percent who said Obama would be superior. (ANI)