Poll: Public's view of economy at lowest level this year

Only 29 percent say current economic conditions are good, according to the CNN/ORC International survey released Tuesday. That's a drop of four percentage points since the government shutdown began on Oct. 1. 

A majority, 71 percent, said economic conditions are poor.  

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Forty percent predict the economy would be in good shape a year from now, the lowest level of optimism registered in the poll since October 2011. In June, 50 percent thought the economy would be in good shape in a year. 

 Nearly 60 percent of people predict the economy would be in worse shape in a year. 

The poll was posted the same morning the Labor Department released the September jobs report, which had been delayed because of the shutdown. 

Hiring slowed in September, the report revealed, as U.S. employers added 148,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate fell to 7.2 percent. 

The October report is due out on Nov. 8, and is expected to show the effects of the partial government shutdown.