The Washington Times - December 27, 2013, 09:09AM

The majority of Americans said the economy is still hurting and they weren’t optimistic for it to get any better in the next year, a CNN/ORC International poll released Friday found.

Nearly 70 percent of poll respondents said the economy was still in bad shape and slightly less at 66 percent said the only economic news they’d heard recently was bad news. A little more than 50 percent of those polled said they didn’t expect much improvement and still thought the economy would be suffering a year from now.

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Only 32 percent rated the economy as good, the poll found.

More than 1,000 adults across the country were polled by telephone between Dec. 16-19. The margin of error is 3 percentage points.