PRINCETON, NJ -- Eighty-three percent of Americans say the U.S. economy is getting worse, while 20% rate the economy as "excellent" or "good," in the latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking update on consumer confidence based on interviewing conducted March 22 and March 24-25. -- Frank Newport
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 1,520 interviews conducted March 22 and March 24-25, 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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