Written by Thomas F. Landstreet and Samuel M. Waugh, Forbes
Political polling season has arrived and serious minded people need to be wary. If you believe the coming election is important to your investment strategy and you want to approach the election with a clear head, take polls with a grain of salt.
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Investor’s Business Daily (IBD), a leading financial news and research organization, and TechnoMetrica, a nationally recognized research firm, today announced the results of the 2019 Investor’s Business Daily/TIPP Electric Vehicle Outlook Study. The report was designed to measure consumer interest and preferences regarding electric and alternative fuel vehicles and compare the current findings with similar research conducted in 2014.
Written by Aparna Narayanan, Investor's Business Daily
Americans are warming up to electric cars — but are hesitant about paying for them. And an auto industry still struggling to make electric vehicles profitable is miles away from providing what consumers really want.
The Democratic debates haven’t done what they are surely intended to do. They have not allowed lesser-known candidates to break through, swayed voters or put any of the candidates in their best light. Not surprisingly, given that the debates are run by media outlets and put on for ratings, they’ve created conflict but no lasting impact on the race.
The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index slipped 1.5 points to 55.1 in the past month, but remained in solidly optimistic territory at the start of August. Readings over the neutral 50 level reflect optimism about the U.S. economy, but expect a sharper pullback in September. That's because President Donald Trump didn't reignite the China trade war until Aug. 1, the eighth and final day of polling. The Dow Jones, which held near a record above 27,000 through July 30, closed on Monday at 25,717.
LOS ANGELES -- August 6, 2019 -- The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index, a leading national poll on consumer confidence, decreased by 2.7 percent to 55.1 in August, erasing some of July’s positive gains. However, the index continues to break records, topping 35 consecutive months in positive territory. An index reading below 50 for the IBD/TIPP indexes indicates pessimism, while above 50 signals optimism.
Written by Brian Deagon, Investor's Business Daily
The vast majority of consumers do not expect Facebook (FB) to change its behavior regarding consumer privacy concerns despite having to pay a $5 billion fine ordered by the Federal Trade Commission, according to the latest IBD/TIPP Poll published by Investor's Business Daily. Facebook stock sank amid a broad sell-off Monday.
Joe Biden has a big lead over President Donald Trump, the August IBD/TIPP Poll showed. The other top three Democratic presidential contenders enjoyed smaller 2020 election leads over the GOP incumbent. Meanwhile, Trump's job approval fell to a six-month-low 40% in August.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans support marijuana legalization, a new IBD/TIPP poll found, and nearly one-fifth of investor households consumed cannabis in the past six months as more marijuana stocks appear on exchanges.
Written by Patrick Seitz, Investor's Business Daily
Washington politicians may have struck a chord among voters with their calls to break up big tech companies. A new poll finds consumers are worried about an Amazon monopoly, Facebook or Google monopoly, as well as large tech companies' impact on data security, privacy, competition and other issues.
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Investor’s Business Daily (IBD), a leading financial news and research organization, today announced the results of its seventh annual investor survey of the Best Online Brokers. Notably, Charles Schwab and Fidelity maintained top ratings for the sixth consecutive year, with Charles Schwab edging just ahead of Fidelity in Overall Customer Experience after Fidelity’s four-year reign at the top. Interactive Brokers also ranked as one of the Best Online Brokers overall.
The Newsweek Automotive Consumer Awards recognizes America’s favorite vehicle brands. The study, a collaboration between Newsweek and TechnoMetrica, aimed to uncover the automotive brands that consumers most desire to acquire (aspiration), as well as those they are currently driving most often (use).
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.
Written by IBD Editorials, Investor's Business Daily
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.