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Gallup Daily: Tracking Consumer Confidence

Based on polling conducted Feb. 16-18, 2008

PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans' confidence in the U.S. economy remains low: 77% of Americans say the U.S. economy is getting worse, while just 16% say it is getting better. Fewer than one out of four Americans rate the current economy as excellent or good. -- Frank Newport

Methodology: Gallup is interviewing no fewer than 1,000 U.S. adults nationwide each day during 2008. The results reported here are based on combined data from 1,465 interviews conducted Feb. 16-18, 2008. For results based on this sample, the maximum margin of sampling error is ±3 percentage points. In addition to sampling error, question wording and practical difficulties in conducting surveys can introduce error or bias into the findings of public opinion polls.


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