November 21, 2022
2022 Christmas Spending
Shoppers around the country say they are planning
to spend an average of $822 for gifts this holiday season, down from
$835 last year according to the 38th annual survey on holiday spending. Average planned gift spending for 2022
is $13 below average planned spending in 2021.
Details of the survey are here.
November 21, 2022
Biden Job Approvals and the National Economy
Job Approval Ratings
A total of 41% of Americans say they approve of
the way Joe Biden is handling his job and 54% disapprove. In
October, 39% approved of the job Biden was doing and 55%
disapproved of the job Biden was doing.
When it comes to Biden's handling of the economy, 43% of Americans
approve and 52% disapprove. In October, 41% approved of the way Biden
handling the economy and 55%
disapproved of the way Biden was handling the economy.
Among Americans registered to vote, 42% approve of
the way Biden is handling his job as president and 54% disapprove. On
Biden's handling of the economy, 43% of registered voters approve and 52% disapprove.
Details from the nationwide survey conducted November 17-20 are available at The
February 3, 2021
2020 Presidential Pollster Ratings
As a reference: The average
absolute accuracy for all national polls in the
presidential election was 0.070. The average absolute
accuracy for all national polls in the
presidential election was 0.055. The average absolute
accuracy for all national polls in the 2008 presidential election was 0.037.
Conflicting polls? A 95% confidence level
the long run drops to 75% in the single case. A review
of our pollster accuracy ratings confirm this overlooked result.
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