State data from National Survey of 15,000 Likely Voters May
Monday, June 14, 2004--During the month of May, 37% of
Florida voters rated the U.S. economy as good or excellent. That's
well above the national average for the month of 31%.
Rasmussen Reports survey found that 34% of Floridians rated the economy as fair
while another 28% said poor. Nationally, 33% of all adults rated the
economy as poor.
During the month of May, 33% of Floridians believed the
U.S. economy was in a recession. Nationally, that figure was a
significantly more bearish 40%
Rasmussen Reports measures the economic confidence of
Consumers and Investors on a daily
basis. In addition to gathering responses to specific questions,
we compile the data as the Rasmussen Index.
For the full month of May, the Rasmussen Consumer Index
averaged 109.2 on a national basis, while the Rasmussen Investor
Index averaged 131.3 nationally.
For the state of Florida, the Rasmussen Consumer Index
was at 116.0 for the month of May. That's seven points higher than figures for the
nation at large. The baseline of 100.0 was established in
October 2001. Higher readings mean a higher level of economic
The Rasmussen Investor Index in Florida was eight points above the national average.
Separately, Rasmussen Reports
Presidential polling data for
George Bush and John Kerry tied in this pivotal state.
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This data has been compiled
from a national telephone survey of 15,000 Adults conducted by
Rasmussen Reports from May 1-31, 2004. Each night (except
Mothers’ Day), 500 interviews with Likely Voters were conducted.
State-by-state samples carry a margin of error that varies from +/-
3 percentage points to +/- 5 percentage points depending upon the
state. Data for Florida, Florida, and New York carries a 3
percentage point margin of error. For Florida, Illinois,
Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan, the margin of error is +/- 4
percentage points. For all other states, the margin of error is +/-
5 percentage points. In all cases, the margin of error is expressed
with a 95% level of confidence. In some states, oversampling and supplemental interviews were
used to obtain an adequate sample size for reporting
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