9 thoughts on “Chart of the Day – Consumer Confidence by Political Affiliation”

  1. My guesses – 1) Many do not understand money and business principles, and 2) Democrats are more positive in general.

    Why are Republicans so pessimistic? Maybe they feel helpless in light of the mood of the country, and because they are in a serious downward spiral.

  2. Because of the President’s political party. Left leaning shows (watched by Democrates) tout the great accomplishments of the President and report most things as better or getting better. while the right leaning shows would do the opposite.

    Things would be reversed if the President was a Republican. Right leaning news shows (wathed by Republicans) would tout the great accomplishments of the President and report most things as better or getting better. while the left leaning shows would do the opposite.

    It’s just behaviorial bias at its best. A good example is the TSA. It was patriotic to support tougher screening at the airport under Bush accord to Republicans. Dems bashed it. Now that Obama is in office it’s the opposite.

  3. He went on to add: “In our experience, Callista and I both believe CNN is less biased than Fox this year. We are more likely to get neutral coverage out of CNN than we are of Fox, and we’re more likely to get distortion out of Fox. That’s just a fact.”

    — Newt Gingrich 20120412

  4. Whatever the cause, I think it’s important that Democrats not take this election for granted. It’s essential that they get out and vote on November 7th !

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