More than half the American public -- 57 percent -- now believe the nation is in a recession, compared to 42 percent who do not, according to new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Tuesday.
That number is up significantly from the October survey, when only 46 percent believed the U.S. economy was in recession.
On the question of whether the nation is in recession, the poll's margin of error was plus or minus 4.5 percent.
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