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There are a lot of bad numbers kicking around the political world for President Joe Biden and his party in Congress at the moment, but none may be worse than this one: -45.
That's Gallup's most recent Economic Confidence Index number, which "summarizes Americans' ratings of current economic conditions and whether the economy is getting better or worse." The index ranges from +100 (very good) to -100 (very bad). The rating from May of -45 is the public's most negative view of the economy Gallup has measured since the end of the Great Recession in early 2009.
This is a disastrous economic number for Joe Biden and Democrats
The numbers inside Gallup's index provide more daunting news for Democrats. Just 14% of Americans said that economic conditions in the US are "excellent" or "good." More than three times that number -- 46% -- said economic conditions were "poor" and 39% rated them as "only fair." That's even worse than where Gallup found things in April, when 1 in 5 Americans said that the state of the economy was either "excellent" or "good," while 42% said they were "poor."