Poll: Southerners worried about economy, jobs

Columbia, SC – - A new poll shows Southerners are fretting
about job loss and the economy and don't think the federal
government is doing enough to help.
The Winthrop Poll released Wednesday found four in 10
respondents say the economy is a top concern. Nearly that many are
worried about losing jobs.
Winthrop University political science professor Scott Huffmon
says the worries mean people may spend less, hindering an economic
The poll of 866 people in 11 states found nearly three quarters
of people wanted new government programs to create jobs and nearly
two thirds thought states in serious financial trouble should get
federal aid.
The telephone poll conducted between Oct. 24 and Nov. 7 has a
margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.3 percent.