On the brighter side

I’m a little late noting this. The big, real news sources surely had it days ago. Still, I’ll post it as a reminder and a just-in-case-someone-else-missed-it item.

The Harris Poll ® Annual Confidence Index Rises 10 Points
Those saying they have great deal of confidence in White House rises 21 points

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – March 5, 2009 – Over the past four decades, The Harris Poll has measured the confidence, or lack of confidence, in the leaders of major institutions. This year’s survey finds that confidence has increased substantially since last year and fourteen of the sixteen items listed show a rise in confidence. Overall, The Harris Poll Confidence Index has risen ten points this year.

These are the results of The Harris Poll of 1,010 adults surveyed by telephone between February 10 and 15, 2009.

As a result of the rise in confidence levels, The Harris Poll Confidence Index had risen very sharply from 44 in 2008 to 54 this year. This is close to where it had been between 2004 and 2007.

Read the full press release.

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