The poll conducted by CVOTER International found 44 percent of voters expect the economy to improve within three years, while 34 percent said it will take at least that long -- if ever.
Asked how they would rate the economy, 23 percent of confirmed voters said very good or fairly good, while 75 percent rated it fairly bad or very bad.
Asked whether President Barack Obama or Republican challenger Mitt Romney would be better able to grow the economy, 46 percent of confirmed voters gave the edge to Romney while 39 percent said Obama; among likely voters, 37 percent gave the edge to Obama compared with 24 percent for Obama.
The poll queried 1,003 voters Sept. 3-9 and has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.
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