Read somewhere that most people don't follow economic indicators. They just care if they have a job and do they have money in the bank. Just ask people how secure they feel about finding or keeping their jobs and that's how people vote.
Well, obviously having a job and money is numero uno. But they were saying on the news today that consumer confidence is way up, and that it's largely based on people having more money and feeling better about the economic indicators.
What I said still holds. Consumer confidence is up, the economy seems to be recovering, but polls still show people feel that the economy isn't great. Only politicians and economists care about economic indicators.