State data from National Survey of 15,000 Likely Voters May
Thursday, June 17, 2004--During the month of May, 35% of
Michigan voters rated the U.S. economy as good or excellent.
That's a bit better than the national average.
A Rasmussen Reports survey also found that 28% of Michigan
residents rated the economy as poor. Nationally, that figure was
In Michigan, 34% of all adults said that their personal
finances were getting better while 43% said worse. For the
entire United States, 33% said better and 44% worse.
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 Michigan, the Rasmussen Consumer Index
was at 117.4 for the month of May. That's eight points above the
109.2 reading for the nation at large. The baseline of 100.0 was
established in October 2001. Higher readings mean a higher level of
The Rasmussen Investor Index in Michigan was nine points
above the national average in May.
Separately, Rasmussen Reports Presidential
polling data for Michigan shows John Kerry leading George Bush
in this battleground state.
State-by-state economic data has so far been released for California,
Jersey, and Iowa.
Additional state data will be released later this week.
Rasmussen Reports has also recently released Presidential
polling data for the states of Florida,
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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 California, Texas, Florida, and New York carries a 3
percentage point margin of error. For New Jersey, 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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