More of the hopey-changey-goodness that is RecoverySummer™ Part Deux :
Consumer confidence has fallen to a new two-year low while investor confidence continues to hover just above the lowest levels of 2011.
The Rasmussen Consumer Index, which measures the economic confidence of consumers on a daily basis, fell four points on Wednesday to 63.7. That’s down eight points from a week ago, down nine from a month ago and down ten from three months ago. Confidence is now just nine points above the post-9/11 low reached in March 2009.
Just 15% of the nation’s adults believe the U.S. economy is getting better these days, while 66% believe it’s getting worse. Those numbers reflect a far more pessimistic outlook than was found at the beginning of the year. The first update in 2011 showed that 30% believed the economy was better and 45% thought the opposite.
Lets see, how about we check out the 2012 Generic election ballot:
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters shows the generic Republican with 48% of the vote, tying the highest level of support earned by either candidate to date. The president picks up 42% support. Three percent (3%) like some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
And for good measure, how about the Presidential Tracking Poll:
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 25% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-two percent (42%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -17 (see trends).
That last one isn’t as bad as it’s been in the past…But overall, do you think there’s any correlation between these numbers? Well, anyone who relies on data, and realizes that figures never lie, but liars figure, would probably be inclined to. Show these links to the malcontents on the professional left, though, and all you’ll here is something like; “Sure, but that’s only because it’s OberGruppenFuhrer McPollster Scott Rasmussen!11!1! (eleventy)”
Which, you know, is factual, but not such a convincing rebuttal in and of itself.
What’s your opinion?