February 12, 2005

Happy Darwin Day!

The AP-Ipsos consumer confidence index sank to a 16-month low of 79.1 in February, down sharply from 92.5 in January. The measure of consumers' attitudes about economic expectations over the next six months fell to 58.6 in February, compared with 79.6 in January and 89.2 a year ago. Many underestimate the importance of consumer confidence in driving the economy forward.

Arthur Miller has died of congestive heart failure at the age of 89.

Yesterday, I noted the huge difference in the approval ratings for Bush in two different polls. The Left Coaster has discovered the CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll that gave Bush a 57% approval rating was based on a sample that had 9% more Republicans than Democrats.

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