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Post Trump Win, Republican Economic Confidence Soars, Democrats Deflated

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Post Trump Win, Republican Economic Confidence Soars, Democrats Deflated
Rep’s Highest since 2007; Excited about Future, Up 18; Dem’s Falling; Overall Sentiment Flat
Home Improvement & Electronics Plans Strong Heading into Holidays, Autos Weaken


Consumers’ ‘Willingness to Buy’ Strong Despite Political Rhetoric

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Consumers’ ‘Willingness to Buy’ Strong Despite Political Rhetoric
NY Overall Numbers Edge Closer to National; New Yorkers More Optimistic about Future
Concern about Gas Prices Falls to Fewer than 1 in 3
Buying Plans for Consumer Electronics High Heading into Holiday Season


Despite Political Campaigns, Late Quarter BREXIT Turmoil, U.S., NY Consumer Sentiment Remains Steady

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Despite Political Campaigns, Late Quarter BREXIT Turmoil, U.S., NY Consumer Sentiment Remains Steady & Robust
Sentiment – Future and Current – Little Changed across all Demographic Groups; Current Confidence Edging Upwards Especially Upstate; All Numbers Say, “Consumers will Spend”
All Buying Plans UP AGAIN!; Home Buying & Furniture Point to Brisk Buying; Gasoline Worries up from Recent Low Hits Lower Income Hardest


NY Sentiment Index Up Slightly

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

NY Sentiment Index Up Slightly; Nears National Number; Hits Highest Since ‘07
Future Outlook Up across all but Low Income; Democrats’ Optimistim Soars; State Republicans See Current Confidence Drop
Concern about Gas Prices, 27%, Hits all Time Low; Food Worries Lowest Since 2010; Buying Plans Remain Strong with Home Improvements at 20%


Siena College:  9th Annual Upstate New York Business Leader Survey

Monday, February 1, 2016

Siena College: 9th Annual Upstate New York Business Leader Survey
CEO Confidence Drops across Upstate
Cap Reg Most Upbeat; Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse all Below Breakeven Point


Business Leaders Say Obamacare, Gov’t Regulation Hurt Bottom Line; Have Little Confidence in Local Government, Albany, Less in D.C.
Call for Tax Reforms, Infrastructure; Strongly Oppose $15 Minimum Wage