“It’s Getting Worse” – Economic Outlook Plummets In Gallup Poll, Rising Gas Prices Blamed
April 15, 2016
According to the latest Weekly Economic Confidence poll released by Gallup, Americans’ confidence in the US economy is getting worse. The poll asks people to rate the economy as of today, and whether or not the economy as a whole is getting better or worse.
It turns out that ordinary people are not as excited about the US economy as those who are cheerleading minimum wage job creation and market levels being close to all time highs, and certainly not as excited as that group of people called each month by either the Conference Board or UMich, the two far more closely tracked confidence indicators.
The Economic Confidence Index for the week ending April 10th came in at -14. Down from the prior week, and hitting a low not seen since the first week of November last year.