Policy: Economy

Gallup: Confidence in economy takes a dive in July

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Beltway Confidential,Polls,Ashe Schow,Economy

Americans' economic confidence fell in July, diving to its lowest point since April, according to the latest Gallup poll.

Gallup reached its findings by surveying 14,000 Americans rating the economy at best +100 and at worst -100. The assessment is based on Americans' views of the current economy and their belief about whether the economy will get better or worse.

Confidence in the economy stood at -12 in July, down from -8 in June. Confidence was the highest it's ever been (since Gallup started tracking it in 2008) in May, with the confidence index coming in at a cool -7.

Sadly, that means that Americans haven't been positively confident about the economy at any time since 2008.

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