2008 record      

  • President Obama faces head winds from independents, an important voting bloc for re-election in 2012. Many of them think well of him personally, but they are disenchanted. They don't like his policies, and they see him as inexperienced.

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  • Despite a sharp decline in investor optimism in the recent months, the size of the investor class holds steady. We define households with $10K+ in the stock market to be members of the investor class. 

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  • LOS ANGELES (September 13, 2011) — The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index improved by 4.1 points, or 11.5%, in September posting 39.9 vs. 35.8 in August. Last month, the index had crashed to its historic low of 35.8. The index is 4.3 points below its 12-month average of 44.2 and 4.5 points below its reading of 44.4 in December 2007 when the economy entered into the recession, and 10.3 points

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  • While President Obama tries to sell his latest jobs package, half of Americans believe that a better solution would be another president, according to the latest IBD/TIPP poll released Monday.

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  • In a portentous development for President Obama's favorability, the bottom has fallen out of the base of support that has kept his overall ratings buoyant throughout his term.

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  • The economy has weakened dramatically in recent weeks and may have slipped back into recession, data from a new IBD/TIPP Poll suggest.

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  • LOS ANGELES (August 5, 2011) — The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index declined by 5.6 points, or 13.5%, to a historic low in August posting 35.8 vs. 41.4 in July. IBD/TIPP began tracking in February 2001. The index is 8.8 points below its 12-month average of 44.6 and 8.6 points below its reading of 44.4 in December 2007 when the economy entered into the recession, and 14.4 points below its

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  • While the debt-ceiling standoff could motivate the bases of both parties, a new Monitor/TIPP poll shows that everyone involved lost points with the public.

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  • As if anticipating Thursday's news that U.S. debt now exceeds the size of the economy, two-thirds of Americans say the debt-ceiling deal reached by Congress on Monday "doesn't go far enough," according to results of an IBD/TIPP Poll in progress.

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  • Americans opinions about the future of US human spaceflight program appear to be as ambivalent and conflicting as the opinions that now vex the space community itself.

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