Mike Nizza in the NYT:
"Some surveys require no analysis whatsoever. A good example emerged earlier today from the American Research Group, which asked Americans a number of questions on an issue that has been dominating headlines of late.
One of them — “Do you think the national economy is getting better, staying the same, or getting worse? — was answered thusly:
No Americans say that the national economy is getting better.
13% say it is staying the same, and 82% say the national economy is getting worse.
In other words, zilch, zero, nothing (apart from the 5 percent who remain undecided). Not one glass half-full among the 1,100 people surveyed. The ruling was unanimous, and also obvious. "