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Gallup Daily: No Letup in Consumer Gloom

Based on polling conducted April 28-30, 2008

PRINCETON, NJ -- Gallup Poll Daily tracking finds 45% of Americans rating economic conditions as "poor" with just 16% describing them as "excellent" or "good." More than 8 in 10 Americans continue to believe the economy is getting worse, continuing a trend that started in late February. -- Jeff Jones

Survey Methods

For the Gallup Poll Daily tracking survey, Gallup is interviewing no fewer than 1,000 U.S. adults nationwide each day during 2008. The economic questions analyzed in this report are asked of a random half-sample of respondents. The results reported here are based on combined data from 1,511 interviews conducted April 28-30, 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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