An interesting Pew poll finds far more Republicans and independents view economic news these days as “bad,” compared with Democrats’ opinions on the topic, notes Grumpy Editor.
The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press poll, conducted Sept. 7 to 9, tallies 60 percent of Republicans, 36 percent of independents and 15 percent of Democrats label economic news as mostly bad.
Pew says the poll's authors found “the gap striking” as differences in perceptions of economic news emerged after President Barack Obama took office --- “but they never have been as great as they are today.”
Among the public generally, Pew adds, 58 percent say they are hearing a mix of good and bad news about the economy, while 35 percent feel they are picking up mostly bad news and 6 percent see mostly good news.
For more on the Pew findings, go here.
Meanwhile, views could change before the week ends.
Economic news due out tomorrow includes:
The consumer-price index.
Retail sales and industrial production for August.
University of Michigan’s initial reading of consumer sentiment for September.
And, since many look overseas for world economic clues, European finance ministers meet in Nicosia, Cyprus.