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Losing Faith? Democrat Confidence In The Economy Tumbles To 2014 Lows

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It appears the faithful are losing belief... Gallup reports that Democrats economic confidence has faded to its lowest since January (less than half the levels of confidence when President Obama unleashed his 2nd term).

Despite exuberance conference board (government sponsored) surveys of confidence (and seasonally adjusted happiness in PMIs and ISMs), Gallup notes U.S. Economic Confidence Index remained flat in June having hovered at this lower level for most of the year (with no post-weather rebound).


The outlook also remains dismal - hovering at its lowest since Dec 2013 with only 39% of Americans saying the economy is getting better and 56% saying it is getting worse.

As Gallup concludes,

The party differences in economic confidence could become especially important as midterm elections approach in November. As a whole, Americans still appear to be wary about the economy, and it may take more consistently good economic news for their economic confidence to grow.

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Tue, 07/01/2014 - 18:08 | 4915390 DIgnified
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That fucking graph. The utter disconnect from reality is amazing. 

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 18:20 | 4915432 RevRex
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proof positive that Democrats are dumber than Republicans.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 18:26 | 4915448 Ms. Erable
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This is the FSA's way of demanding more FS.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 18:30 | 4915460 NoDebt
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Who are these idiot independents who think things are getting better?

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 18:34 | 4915470 Bad Attitude
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Wow! The Democrats sure drink a lot of koolaid.

Forward (over the cliff)!

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 18:37 | 4915483 Troll Magnet
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When you're living on a taxpayer's dime and have everything paid for by those working in the private sector, you tend to have a rosier outlook on things.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 19:17 | 4915654 nmewn
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Hillary & Warren 2016!

Flatbroke-a-ahontas & Onethirtysecond-a-ahontas!

"What difference does it make now!" ;-)

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 20:31 | 4915909 JoJoJo
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Hillary stuttered while  damning the Supremes for anti pill ruling. Elizabeth Warren Ahontas should recognize that her Indian ancestors were, for the most part, anti abort. Shame on bothahontases.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 21:02 | 4916026 nmewn
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Its no wonder she was stuttering, her husband signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act which is what Hobby Lobby sought relief under...lol.

Basically, without going into the whole history of it, the act is aimed at bureaucrats just like Sebelius & Obama, who take a law (any law) and add or subtract (things that were never in the law passed legislatively or by selective enforcement of things prohibited by it) from the law through the regulatory process ie the apparatchik nature of the executive branch.

Abortion pills were not in the bill passed by Congress, they were added by regulators (Sebelius & Obama) without going through Congress...in other words...by diktat, fiat.

Hobby Lobby was actually generous, they only opposed in court four of the diktats of Sebelius/Obama out of the twenty mandated by them...again, for which there was no legislation mandating the other sixteen.

Progressives and Sandra Fluke should shut up and savor their victory, for now ;-)

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 19:18 | 4915658 Stuck on Zero
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It's really not Democrat vs. Republican it's government supported vs. private sector workers.  Government workers get the 5% yearly raises and think everything is bitchin. The others are paying for this mess.


Tue, 07/01/2014 - 18:52 | 4915525 Freddie
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Dumb and evil.  I have a few distant relatives who voted for the one.  I will never speak to them again.  Anyone who did vote for him should jump off a building or get a nail gun.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 18:54 | 4915532 midtowng
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If a Republican was in the White House that graph would be reversed.

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 02:01 | 4916827 drendebe10
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Q:  How many democraps does it take to change a light bulb?

A:  "That's not funny and you're a racist."

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 18:11 | 4915400 intric8
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Democratic confidence, in other words those who voted obama lol

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 18:14 | 4915408 fonzannoon
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I'd like to take a moment and direct everyone to the prediction in the comment from early this am


Tue, 07/01/2014 - 18:17 | 4915421 spekulatn
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No wonder the pastry chef is putting crack in the pies ;)


Tue, 07/01/2014 - 18:17 | 4915422 Thirtyseven
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What happened in Oct 2013?

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 18:31 | 4915458 NoDebt
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Govt. shut-down.

Feels like that was 20 years ago at this point, doesn't it?


Tue, 07/01/2014 - 18:36 | 4915475 Colonel Klink
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Zerocare exchanges opened (HAHAHAHA) up on October 1, 2013

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 18:18 | 4915424 Chuck Knoblauch
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Faith in crony capitalism is down?

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 18:23 | 4915437 ramacers
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it's finally startin' to sink in that when the blood starts to flow there will be no exemptions.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 18:26 | 4915447 NOTaREALmerican
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Well,   the lack of confidence is just reality oozing in.   

But,   the Blue Team's bullshit is second to none.  I'm sure they'll be able to create some outstanding bullshit about why the Blue Team is much better than the Red Team.  

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 19:54 | 4915787 Nick Jihad
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Hey, the oceans have stopped rising, and the planet has begun to heal, you ungrateful clod.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 20:56 | 4916004 Harbanger
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Having a liberal MSM to demonize all opposition and cover up your lies, makes the blue team Bullshit seem outstanding.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 18:34 | 4915471 Colonel Klink
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A graph that proves stupid is as stupid does.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 18:38 | 4915486 Duc888
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Hope and change and all that you assholes.


Shrub was just as bad, but at least we all knew he was a total cock up going into it.  With King O, ya got no background.


Yea,  a Junior Senator on the Senate banking committee with no background check and no college records.  This fuck stick couldn't even pass a "Real ID" check and deliver refrigerators for Sears.



Tue, 07/01/2014 - 18:41 | 4915493 grekko
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They got their change alright.  From the frying pan into the fire.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 19:37 | 4915727 HalinCA
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Tue, 07/01/2014 - 18:39 | 4915487 grekko
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If the Democrats are finally starting to figure this out there must be a God, because dumber critters I've never seen (I have comments for Repubs as well, but not posting them this time).

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 18:40 | 4915492 Duc888
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NoDebt:Who are these idiot independents who think things are getting better?


That would be the paid Government Trolls infiltrating ZH.  Seems to be a grown industry.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 18:57 | 4915528 Everybodys All ...
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How in the hell is this number not 100% or 0% depending how you look at it? You are talking historic failure everywhere in domestic and foreign policy and the US Constitution is being trampled in the process by a dictatorial wannabe.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 19:58 | 4915807 Nick Jihad
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I don't know what the Dem's excuse is, but for the rest of us, Obama's incompetence provides reason both for worry and for hope.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 18:54 | 4915533 surf0766
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   You meant progressives.

Democrats no longer exist

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 21:11 | 4916033 Harbanger
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Liberals no longer exist in the Democrat party.  Old time Democrats like JFK would be right wingers today.  I don't know how the Dems got the Blue team label (to confuse) when they should have the Red Star.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 18:55 | 4915541 GooseShtepping Moron
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Now, not to be contentious, but I take this as proof that it DOES make a difference which party you vote for (if only indirectly), because the voters of the two respective parties have widely divergent views of reality, and this is certain to influence their candidates, their policies, and their decisions when in office.

So before we hear any more of that broadly diffused notion that there is no difference betwen the Blue Team and the Red Team, think back to this graph and ask yourself, "The views of which party's voters comport better with reality?" Then vote accordingly.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 18:58 | 4915551 Spungo
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I like how republican confidence is rising. I guess they own stocks.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 19:42 | 4915743 PoliticalRefuge...
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.."Off goes the head of the king, and tyranny gives way to freedom. The change seems abysmal.
 Then, bit by bit, the face of freedom hardens, and by and by it is the old face of tyranny.
Then another cycle, and another.
But under the play of all these opposites there is something fundamental and permanent — the basic delusion that men may be governed and yet be free.
The majority of men prefer delusion to truth. It soothes. It is easy to grasp. Above all, it fits more snugly than the truth into a universe of false appearances—of complex and irrational phenomena, defectively grasped"..

Henry Mencken.

  The Democrats are clearly delusional yet the Republicans have convinced themselves that Democrat dissatisfaction means they are somehow capable of winning.

  ..making them ironically even more delusional than the other side of that single coin.

  Neither party have any real consequence in the greater picture- both are mere proxies in a fundamental power grab of epic proportions.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 19:03 | 4915581 Otto Zitte
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Extreme chart porn. Define democrat. I'm sure Pelosi is ecstatic with her billions she got selling out American business to China slave owners.


Tue, 07/01/2014 - 19:03 | 4915584 robnume
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I don't know what reality you folks are living in, but there is only one party in the USSA. The MONEY party. Except for gubmint/military contractors, the economy was no better under Incurious George than it is under Obombya. ALL politicians are corrupt by nature.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 19:19 | 4915662 bugs_
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Time for a change!

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 19:44 | 4915760 PoliticalRefuge...
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  "Time for a change!".. Yes and this time let's include Hope as well..

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 19:25 | 4915682 Duc888
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Goosestepping moron: Now, not to be contentious, but I take this as proof that it DOES make a difference which party you vote for (if only indirectly), because the voters of the two respective parties have widely divergent views of reality, and this is certain to influence their candidates, their policies, and their decisions when in office.

So before we hear any more of that broadly diffused notion that there is no difference betwen the Blue Team and the Red Team, think back to this graph and ask yourself, "The views of which party's voters comport better with reality?" Then vote accordingly.


Yes, VoteVote to get orally raped or anally raped. Please vote for the "lesser of two evils". 

Look at the "charts" over the last 30 years.  See a pattern there?

Both parties sold your ass.  The least you could do is acknowledge it.  Let it burn to the ground.  It will collapse under it's own weight.  No need for you to jump into the fray and push it over the falls, the barrels' journey has already been decided.  Entropy.

 The only people who will matter after that will be the producers, not the shifty money changers and their political puppet / hacks.  They will be B-B-Q'd.

Banksterz (and politicians) the "other white meat"


Wed, 07/02/2014 - 00:01 | 4916625 fattail
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Stop voting for the lesser of two evils.  Vote for the greater of the two evils, if you can identify it.  The faster we can send this rotten pos of a country over the edge and force real positive change the better.

Let's hit the reset button while we are young.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 19:38 | 4915730 Dull Care
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Democrats are scary.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 19:43 | 4915754 Duc888
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Dull Care: Democrats are scary.


...as are people on the other "team".  People who can not spend the time to make the important decisions in their lives are scary.  People who hand over that power to other psychopaths are even scarier.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 19:49 | 4915773 PoliticalRefuge...
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Off topic or maybe not..


  ..wonderful.. a fully armed F-16 drone.. what could possibly go wrong?- it will come in handy when it's time to deliver munitions on the rebel cities of Plano Texas or Avondale Arizona, being piloted from Langley Va..

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 19:59 | 4915804 I need Another Beer
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I have my intrenching tool.99% of u posters won't last the cleansing. I will make a 1 way trip as a conscript of the new continental army.Please be scarce

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 20:01 | 4915818 Kurpak
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Have another beer

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 20:35 | 4915920 PoliticalRefuge...
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  To be clear it's called an "E' tool- traditionally used after the bayonets have broken.

  ..and kid, I was actually issued one so I know what it's for- makes a nice one legged stool in a pinch.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 21:38 | 4916149 moneybots
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"Democrat Confidence In The Economy Tumbles To 2014 Lows"


It seems to me that their confidence should be sky high, since Obama wants to fundamentally change the U.S. into something akin to Venezuela's economy.  Or do democrat voters not understand what fundamentally change means?

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