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Poll: National Mood Improving

It's getting better all the time. According to a CNN/ORC International survey released Friday, 43 percent of Americans say things are going well in the country, 3 points higher from February but up a huge 19 points from August. But 57 percent say things are still going badly, though down 3 points from February and 16 point from August. Nearly a quarter say the economy is starting to recover; four in 10 say it has stabilized; one third say the downturn is getting worse.