In the latest NBC News/The Wall Street Journal poll conducted January 22-24, there is some modestly good economic news as more Americans believe the economy will get better (37{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222}) over the next year than at any time since January 2011. As the economic outlook improved slightly, so did the overall outlook on the direction of the country, with 30{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} of adults thinking the country is headed in the right direction and 61{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} saying it’s off on the wrong track. While still grim, this is the first time since May 2011, right after the operation that took out Osama bin Laden that the “right direction” number has reached 30{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222}.

NBC News / Wall Street Journal — January 22-24, 2012 (PDF Format)

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