TIME SOUNDINGS: The Public: Little Confidence in Ford or Congress

As the recession has deepened, so has the gloomy outlook of the American people. One out of three now fears losing his or her job because of the economy, and a slightly higher proportion reports itself in serious financial trouble and deeply worried about unpaid bills and shrinking savings. Even worse, only about one in five Americans has much confidence in the ability of either President Ford or Congress to deal with economic problems. As a result, two-thirds of the public think that the country is in deep trouble; almost half fear that the U.S. is headed straight for...

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