Democrats, Independents Boost Economic Confidence

Independents’ economic confidence improved four percentage points, to -20, in October, the highest monthly level of confidence among this group since 2008. Democrats also saw a gain of four points last month, to 27, a four-year high. Republicans’ economic confidence held steady at -59, tied with September for the lowest monthly score of the year. …

The improvements in Democrats’ and independents’ economic confidence contributed to a two-point uptick in the overall monthly Gallup Economic Confidence Index in October. The index averaged -17 last month, tying May 2012 for the highest reading since Gallup began Daily tracking in 2008. [cont.]

Alyssa Brown, Gallup