POLL DU JOUR
59 percent say that “regardless of what happens in Washington,” their overall spending habits will not change much in the next year.
53 percent say that because of the “uncertainty with the federal government,” they will probably spend less on Christmas and holiday presents this year.
53 percent give President Obama a negative review of his job handling the economy.
50 percent say their household financial condition will likely stay the same in the next six months.
45 percent say that they will be less likely to make year-end charitable contribution because of the potential of another government shutdown in January.
44 percent say the U.S. economy will stay the same in the next year.
Source: A Harris Poll of 2,250 U.S. adults conducted Nov. 13 to 18 and released Tuesday.