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Bin Laden Kill Boosts Consumer Confidence

From Gallup:

U.S. Economic Confidence Spikes on Bin Laden Death

Economic Confidence Index improves 10 points; 37% say economy is "getting better"

by Dennis Jacobe, Chief Economist
May 10, 2011

PRINCETON, NJ — Gallup’s Economic Confidence Index improved 10 percentage points in the week after Osama bin Laden’s death, May 2-8. This surge in confidence brought the Index up to -25, the highest weekly confidence level since mid-February and just three points shy of what it was during the same week in 2010. The question is whether this sharp improvement is a temporary "halo effect" or a key turning point in consumer optimism

There is actually doubt about that? Why should killing a terrorist make people feel more confident about America’s economic outlook?

More importantly, is this a good thing to tell the White House? Won’t this mean an ‘open season’ on terrorists?

And then we have this from Gallup:

Support for Third U.S. Party Dips, but Is Still Majority View

Fifty-two percent believe a third political party is needed

by Jeffrey M. Jones
May 9, 2011

PRINCETON, NJ — Fifty-two percent of Americans believe the Republican and Democratic parties do such a poor job of representing the people that a third party is needed. Forty percent believe they do an adequate job. The percentage calling for a third party is down from August, when it tied its high of 58%…

Majority of Republicans Back Third Party for First Time

Gallup has always found political independents to be most desirous of a third party, and 68% currently are. But right now there is also a significant party gap, with 52% of Republicans favoring a third party, compared with 33% of Democrats.

This is the first time Gallup finds a significantly higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats in favor of a third party

Wouldn’t you think, especially in view of Mr. Obama’s recent domestic and foreign policy about faces, that it would be the Democrats calling for a third party?

And finally we have this, also from Gallup:

Romney’s GOP Supporters Tilt Upscale; Palin’s, Downscale

by Lydia Saad
May 9, 2011

PRINCETON, NJ — Republican college degree holders are more likely than those without a degree to support Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, 21% vs. 13%. Similarly, Romney’s support climbs from 9% of Republicans earning less than $24,000 annually to 21% of those earning $90,000 or more.

The reverse is true for Sarah Palin, who is favored by nearly twice as many Republicans without a college degree as those with one, 16% vs. 9%, and her support decreases by income from 22% among the lowest income group to 7% among the highest

We know. We got it the first hundred times the media declared this. Sarah Palin supporters — like all conservatives — are stupid and poor. In fact, oddly enough, it would seem that conservatives are the only people who aren’t sanctified by the media for being stupid and poor.

Meanwhile, we are supposed to believe that Gallup and the rest of the media don’t use their polls to push their agenda.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, May 10th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “Bin Laden Kill Boosts Consumer Confidence”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    “Revolution In Military Affairs And Conflict Short Of War,” by Dr. Steven Metz, Army War College, SSI.


    This headline – “Bin Laden Kill Boosts Consumer Confidence” is right out of the playbook of Revolution In Military Affairs.

    It’s all Psyops.


  2. proreason says:

    Well maybe i’m unique, but i know the first words out of ms reason’s lips when she heard about Spike’s heroics was “can I have a new car now?”

    I calmed her down by telling her that it would have to be a Volt and she would have to begin picking up the garage insurance out of her pocket money.

    • JohnMG says:

      That’d have to be a hefty cache of “pocket money” And does that include fire insurance or does homeowners cover that?

  3. Moose Breath says:

    I find that description offensive. I’m not “stupid and poor”. I’m poor and stupid.

  4. Rusty Shackleford says:

    So not only has he rid the world of terrorists forever, he has also paved the way for a bold new command and control economy. Hurray for us!

  5. Right of the People says:

    I know after I heard the news I went right out and bought a new car, TV and a whole full of furniture I was so delighted.

    I might be stupid and poor but I’m smart enough not to vote for Obama or anyone with (D) after their name.

  6. Tater Salad says:

    Muslims and their Sharia Law have now taken the next “Big Step” into perversion by allowing a man to have sex with his dead wife. Coming to the nearest morgue near you. Don’t walk into the wrong room at the funeral home because you will get an eye fall.


  7. Not so fast says:

    Well, the way Obama is running the US economy into the ground, then if Sarah Palin is going to get the “poor” vote, the Marxist Muslim is steering off a cliff! Someone ought to tell…………………………….. shhhhhhhhhhh never mind!

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