Is the end of the recession near?

    With retail sales falling for a second consecutive month in April it’s reasonable to wonder whether the end of the economic recession is near. Let’s tap into the public psyche with Frank and Dave in this week’s “What Are We Thinking?”

    With retail sales falling for a second consecutive month in April it’s reasonable to wonder whether the end of the economic recession is near. Let’s tap into the public psyche with Frank and Dave in this week’s What Are We Thinking?

    Listen:
    [audio: gallup20090515.mp3]

    Topics:
    -How are folks feeling about the economy?

    -What’s the public’s view of President Obama’s job performance?

    -What do Americans look for in a Supreme Court Justice?

    -Overall, do Americans feel that it is essential that the next Supreme Court Justice be a woman? African American?

    -During this struggling economy, what do Americans think are the necessities of life?

    -The Top 5 for the Week.

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