Inside the Beltway: The State of the Union spectacle begins

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74 percent of U.S. voters say they feel that the nation is “still in a recession.”

69 percent say their friends and family do not resent people who make a lot of money.

62 percent accept the fact that some people make more than others because “that’s how our economy works.”

21 percent say this phenomenon “stinks” and 13 percent say it “makes them angry.”

55 percent say cutting federal taxes and reducing regulations will help the economy.

55 percent say that giving unemployment benefits for those unemployed “a long time” discourages them from finding work.

12 percent agree that “if someone becomes successful and makes a lot of money, it means that someone else has to make less money.”

Source: A Fox News poll of 1,010 registered U.S. voters conducted Jan. 19-21.

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