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Democrats and Independents Have Increasingly Bleak Expectations for the Economy

Amid stubborn inflation and debate over whether central bank policy will lead to a recession, a new Morning Consult/Politico survey finds that a growing share of voters over the past year — especially Democrats and independents — think the U.S. economy will be worse off 12 months from now, with a notable portion of that uptick occurring in just the last two months. 

Democrats can’t escape voters’ fear of rising prices and the specter of a recession 

As central banks dig in their heels on plans to continue raising interest rates, the outlook of economists and chief executives has tipped in favor of the likelihood of a recession — and along with it, job losses. 

Reactions to the Federal Reserve’s policy plans have divided Washington, eliciting support from Republicans and mixed reactions from Democrats and independents. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that the Fed’s rate strategy is…

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