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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

The Polls

Well, it seems that there's a war going on amongst pollsters... Rassmussen has this Consumer Confidence Index which shows that it's hit the highest levels in 9 months. It seems that the public is catching on, despite all of the press to the contrary.

Tuesday December 06, 2005--The Rasmussen Consumer Index matched its highest level in nine months on Tuesday, gaining another point to 117.7. The Index, which measures the economic confidence of American consumers, has shown confidence increasing since Labor Day.

Thirty-two percent (32%) of Americans say the U.S. economy is getting better. That's up from 25% a month ago and 20% three months ago. In fact, it's the most optimistic assessment since March 9.

Fifty-one percent (51%) of Americans say the economy is getting worse. The last time that figure fell below the 50% mark was March 9.
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The Rasmussen Consumer Index reached its highest level ever at 127.0 on January 6, 2004. The all-time low was reached March 11, 2003 at 83.2.

The Rasmussen Investor Index reached its highest level ever at 150.9 on January 7, 2004. The lowest level ever measured was 91.1 on March 13, 2003.

The baseline for the Rasmussen Consumer Index was established at 100.0 in October 2001. The current level of 117.7 means that overall levels of economic confidence are slightly higher than the confidence level in the aftermath of the 9-11 terrorist attacks.
Imagine what it would be without the doom & gloom from the MSM... I'm frankly amazed that people are only slightly more optimistic about the economy than they were after Oct 2001 - weeks after 9/11. Just amazing.

Other polls due out today from Rassmussen? (DUers & Kossacks, please shield your eyes to keep them from bleeding...)
Bush Job Approval at 46%
Coming Later Today...

Well, is Safire right??? Is the narrative changing?

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler