Online advertising is saving entrepreneurs and small business owners significant time and money, creating more efficiencies and effective uses for the limited capital they have on hand, and playing a positive role in driving new sales growth and revenues. These are the findings of a new survey conducted by TechnoMetrica for SBE Council along with our accompanying analysis and estimates in “The Digital Boost to Startups and Small Business: Online Advertising Delivers BIG Benefits.”
Americans’ views of the economy brightened somewhat in November, as a de-escalation in the U.S.-China trade dispute and continued job growth temper concerns over a potential recession, according to the latest reading of the IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index.
Economic pessimism lifted somewhat over the past month, but Americans' views of the near-term outlook for the U.S. economy remained modestly negative, the November IBD/TIPP Poll finds. The soft reading came despite a phase-one China trade deal announced by President Trump and a record high for the S&P 500. The Dow Jones and Nasdaq composite hit new records just after polling wrapped up.
LOS ANGELES -- November 5, 2019 -- The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index, a leading national poll on consumer confidence, rose 0.6%, from 52.6 in October to 52.9 in November. The index now remains above 50.0 for a record 38 consecutive months. An index reading below 50.0 for the IBD/TIPP indexes indicates pessimism.
Former Vice President Joe Biden is back in front of Elizabeth Warren, the November IBD/TIPP Poll of the Democratic nomination contest finds. Biden had narrowly slipped from the top spot in October. Both candidates have solid leads over President Donald Trump in head-to-head polling, though Biden remains the Democrat best positioned to retake the White House in the 2020 election.
The first full month of impeachment headlines has taken a toll on President Donald Trump's standing, the November IBD/TIPP Poll shows. Now 61% of Americans following the news back the Trump impeachment inquiry, while 39% oppose it. Meanwhile, Trump's job approval slumped to 39%, with 56% disapproval. Americans grew more negative on his handling of China trade, despite a partial trade deal.
New York (October 30) - Gross Domestic Product growth for the third quarter of 2019, or “2019Q3 GDP,” printed at 1.9%, above the consensus estimate of 1.6% That’s just 10 bps below the final 2.0% reading of the last quarter, but down 100 bps below the comparable period last year.
Americans’ demand for new vehicles decelerated in October, as growing uncertainty over the U.S.-China trade dispute, coupled with escalating new-car prices, compels more consumers to hold off on auto purchases. After reaching its highest level in more than a year last month, TechnoMetrica’s Auto Demand Index plunged 13 points, or 10.1 percent, in October, to a reading of 116, the largest decline since May. Despite the sudden drop, the Index remains relatively strong, as October marks the fifth consecutive month in which the gauge has surpassed the 100-point benchmark, an indicator of high purchase intent levels. Thus, TechnoMetrica anticipates that, while vehicle purchase intent may have reached its peak for the year, auto sales should maintain a healthy pace in the near term, supported by a resilient labor market, lower interest rates, and rising incentives on outgoing model-year vehicles.
With Boeing promising its 737 Max passenger jets will be fixed in the coming months, airlines are weighing new policies to assuage passenger concerns, including alerting them when they book a flight on one of the planes and letting them switch flights for free if they object.
Investor’s Business Daily with a poll — and, by the way, I need to repeatedly remind you that the IBD poll remains one of the most accurate polls in recent years in predicting the outcome of various elections, including presidential. What they have determined in this latest poll is: “Public Turned Off by Media’s Relentlessly Negative Coverage of Trump — 55% of the public says they’ve grown ‘weary from the media’s persistently negative coverage of President Trump.’
In the cornucopia of pro-Clinton polling that preceded the 2016 presidential election, two polls stood out as outliers: the USC/LA Times tracking poll and the Investor's Business Daily/TIPP tracking poll.
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All night long, we heard the news networks talk about how "all" the polls and pundits were wrong. They were saying that Clinton is underperforming expectations, and voters were coming out for Trump in numbers no one had expected.
With the 2016 election nearly upon us, the political world is once again awash with presidential polls. Many of them show very different things, with some showing Hillary Clinton ahead and others Donald Trump. They can't all be right. How can you tell which polls to trust?
The venerated Gallup Poll took a beating this year for being such an outlier in its predictions of who would win the presidency, and the New York Times's Nate Silver has now served up further evidence that the firm has lost its mojo. Silver analyzed the results obtained by about two dozen top polling firms that ran multiple surveys in the last three weeks of the campaign and then ranked the pollsters based on their accuracy: Gallup came in dead last, with an average error of 7.2 points compared to the actual results.