Gallup: Economic Confidence Spikes

Between Aug. 26-28 and Sept. 5-7, the Gallup economic confidence index rose by 17 points — from -33 to -16 — a remarkable jump in just over a week.

It’s the highest level of economic confidence in the Gallup tracker since earlier this year when jobs were growing more quickly.

The measure could be an outlier as there’s little other evidence to suggest a spike in economic confidence. But if it’s accurate, changing views on the economy could have a major impact on the election.