(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Less than five per cent of people in Spain have a positive opinion of their country’s current economic situation, according to a poll by Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas (CIS). While four per cent of respondents say the economic situation of Spain is good or very good right now, 69.2 per cent describe it as bad or very bad.
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(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Adults in Canada are becoming more optimistic about their country’s financial standing, according to a poll by Angus Reid Strategies. 43 per cent of respondents describe the economic conditions in Canada as very good or good, up five points since early July.
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – The majority of people in the United States think Barack Obama has not yet developed a plan to deal with a growing budget deficit, according to a poll by the New York Times and CBS News. 60 per cent of respondents share this point of view, while 30 per cent believe the president does have a plan.
The Colombian president will once again try to convince Democrats in the White House and Congress of the benefits of signing a free trade agreement with his country.
Gabriela Perdomo – Álvaro Uribe arrives in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Jun. 29. He will hold a private meeting with his counterpart Barack Obama in which two major topics will certainly be discussed: one is the continuation of Plan Colombia, a generous yearly aid package that the United States has granted Colombia for the past 10 years. The other one is a stalled bilateral free trade deal.
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Many adults in the United States are worried about financial matters, according to a poll by Angus Reid Strategies. 53 per cent of respondents think the economy is the most important issue facing the U.S. today.
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Most people in the United States disagree with the government’s decision to save auto-maker General Motors, according to a poll by Opinion Dynamics released by Fox News. 52 per cent of respondents think U.S. president Barack Obama should have let the forces of the market decide the fate of General Motors.
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – The majority of people in Brazil acknowledge that the global economic crisis is serious but think their country is well positioned to face it, according to a poll by Ibope. 78 per cent of respondents say the international financial crisis is at least moderately severe.
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Adults in the United States believe an across-the-board tax cut for every person is required at this time, according to a poll by Rasmussen Reports. 51 per cent of respondents favour this idea, while 34 per cent oppose it.
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Adults in the United States are disappointed with the federal government’s decision to take ownership of automaker General Motors and provide $30 billion U.S. in additional bailout funding, according to a poll by Rasmussen Reports. 53 per cent of respondents believe the course of action is a bad idea.
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Many adults in the United States are satisfied with the way their federal administration is dealing with the financial crisis, according to a poll by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. 53 per cent of respondents think the government is on the right track in the way it is handling economic problems, up six points since February.