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Gallup Daily: 86% Say Economy Getting Worse

Gallup Daily: 86% Say Economy Getting Worse

Based on polling conducted April 19-21, 2008

PRINCETON, NJ -- The percentage of Americans saying the economy is getting worse has inched back up to 86%, one percentage point off the high for the year in Gallup Poll Daily tracking. As has been the case throughout April, at least 4 in 10 Americans (42% in the latest polling) rate current economic conditions as "poor". -- Jeff Jones

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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 1,559 interviews conducted April 19-21, 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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