A new survey suggests that just over half of Americans say they're worse off now than they were two years ago.
And a Bloomberg National Poll released Thursday also indicates that two-thirds of the public thinks the country's headed on the wrong track, slightly higher than in other recent surveys by other organizations.
According to the Bloomberg poll, 51 percent of the public says they're worse off now than they were two years ago, with 35 saying that they are better off now that when President Barack Obama took office. Fourteen percent, meanwhile, are not sure.
Only a quarter of Republicans questioned in the survey saying they're better off now than they were two years ago, with that number rising to 34 percent for independent voters and 44 percent for Democrats.
This isn't really all of that surprising. Unemployment hasn't really budged in months, and most people has thought that the country is going in the wrong direction in months. If taxes go up in January because the liberal Democrats and hardline conservatives hold up the Obama's tax compromise, this will number will go up dramatically.