”Recovery“ a Big Lie to Most Americans

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More than three-fourths of Massachusetts residents surveyed say the recession has not ended, a compelling sign that benefits of the 17-month economic recovery have yet to reach a vast number of households, according to a Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll.

Although the recession officially ended in June 2009, the poll portrays Massachusetts families as struggling with layoffs, uncertainty, and diminished circumstances. Many said they are spending less, saving less, and expecting to work longer before they retire. The reason most frequently given: “No money.’’

And they don’t expect conditions to get better any time soon. More than half said the recession would last at least another two years. More than 60 percent said neither the re-election of Governor Deval Patrick nor the Republican ascendancy in Congress would help the economy.

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