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Public Opinion Always Beats Media's "Conventional Wisdom"

kyleccbc Wrote: Mar 15, 2013 2:42 PM
Wow. Almost two years after this was written, and the basic premise still stands. President Obama won the reelection, Romney did catch fire in the primaries, and the economy has crashed farther than anyone could have thought. Unemployment has finally begun to decine from it's highpoint of 10% in 2009 to the 7.7% it's at today, and the country is at a staggerring 16 billion dollars. A poll from shows that as of february of 2013, 59% of people polled believe that the country is heading in the wrong direction. If the predictions made in this article could have come true like they did based on those polls, what is our country in for in the years to come?
They've tried over and over, the media and government elites who know so much more than the rest of us. They've doggedly done their best to persuade us that, months ago, the economy already had turned the corner back to emerging prosperity.

In February, I wrote a column called "Prepare for the Economic Meltdown." I wasn't then and I'm not now a psychic, or even an economist. Even so, and as I noted in that piece, I used scientific public opinion data to help me read where the economy was going.

Back then, the numbers I saw from our polling suggested...