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PRINCETON, NJ — Eighty-one percent of Americans think the U.S. economy is “getting worse,” according to Gallup Poll Daily tracking from Feb. 20 and Feb. 22-23, 2008, the highest since Jan. 24-26.
Thirty-five percent of Americans rate current economic conditions as “poor.” — Frank Newport
Methodology: Gallup is interviewing no fewer than 1,000 U.S. adults nationwide each day during 2008. The results reported here are based on combined data from 1,471 interviews conducted Feb. 20 and Feb. 22-23, 2008. Gallup did not conduct daily tracking interviewing on Feb. 21. 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.