Between alleged interference in U.S. elections by Russia, recent nuclear posturing by North Korea, and chemical weapon atrocities in Syria – it’s hard to keep track of which country is supposed to be the bona fide number one “enemy” of the United States.
It appears that if you want to be liked by the American public, go to war. After a non-stop plunge to record low ratings for a new president, Rasmussen's most recent data shows President Trump's favorability surging to 2-month highs since he started rattling sabres around the world.
In stealth fashion millennials are rapidly transforming society...The era of the US economy sustaining itself via consumption may die as the Millennials become the economy! Their motivations and expectations are completely different than any prior generation and the changes will be profound.
Majorities want single-payer, but not from the government... Lots of other countries are more corrupt in the pettier forms of corruption such as bribery, but perhaps few match America’s higher-level, and far more complex, systemic corruption.
Only 1 in 4 Americans still believes America has a 'free' press. Gallup's latest poll finds that 62% of U.S. adults say the media favors one political party over the other, up from about 50% in past years.
In the dazzling glitter and excitement of soaring asset prices that central banks around the world, and particularly the Fed, have tried so hard to engineer, it’s easy to forget that not everyone has those assets, that a lot of people can’t get “rich” just sitting on inflated assets, that they have to work long hours in measly jobs just to stay one paycheck ahead of hunger and homelessness.
"Americans' confidence in the U.S. economy tumbled along with the Dow Jones industrial average last week. Though still in positive territory, Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index (ECI) dropped six points to a score of +5 for the week ending March 26. This is the lowest weekly average since the presidential election in November." - Gallup
In a new poll from Gallup, President Trump's job approval rating dropped to 37%, while 58% of Americans disapprove of his performance so far as president. The slide is notable because one month ago Credit Suisse noted that Trump favorability was the only variable across the entire risk spectrum.
Bank of America's internal credit and debit card data for February showed something very troubling: spending at Department stores just plunged the most on record, even surpassing the collapse during the financial crisis.
In the latest weekly Gallup survey, 48% of Americans say the economy is getting better, and 45% say it is getting worse. That compares with 54% and 39%, respectively, the prior week. As a result, the economic outlook component of Gallup's index fell to +3 from +15.
Following The House's decisive approval of a $578 billion spending bill to keep the US armed forces operating through September, Gallup recently conducted a poll to gauge public opinion on the current level of U.S. military expenditure. The results may surprise some...
Perhaps it is the last hurrah of the Trump post-election euphoria but according to Gallup there were two notable development in February: consumer spending hit the highest since 2008, while economic confidence was the highest on record.