State data from National Survey of 15,000 Likely Voters May
Sunday, June 20, 2004--Ohio's economic confidence
is pretty close to the national average.
During the month of May, 29% of Ohio
residents rated the U.S. economy as good or excellent while
36% said poor. Nationally, 31% said good or excellent
and 33% said poor.
In Ohio, 33% of of all adults said the economy was
getting better while 52% said it was getting worse. Those
figures are the same as the national average.
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 Ohio, the Rasmussen Consumer
Index was at 108.4 for the month of May. That's within a point
of the 109.2 reading for the nation at large. The national baseline of
100.0 was established in October 2001. Higher readings mean a higher
level of economic confidence.
The Rasmussen Investor Index in Ohio was two points
higher than the national average in May.
Separately, Rasmussen Reports
Presidential polling data for Ohio shows John Kerry and George
Bush deadlocked in this battleground state.
State-by-state economic data has so far been released for
New York, California,
Additional state data will be released later this week.
Rasmussen Reports has also recently released Presidential
polling data for the states of Florida,
New York, Texas,
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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 Michigan, Ohio,
Ohio, and Illinois, 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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