PRINCETON, NJ -- Gallup Daily polling shows that economic perceptions remain highly negative and are just shy of the worst scores for the year, with 42% of Americans currently saying conditions are poor and 84% believing the economy is getting worse. The worst ratings to date in Gallup tracking polling on the economy are 44% poor and 87% getting worse. -- Jeff Jones
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 1,516 interviews conducted April 8-10, 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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