Poll shows consumer confidence down in NY, up nationally
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LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. -- New numbers from the Siena Research Institute show that consumer confidence has decreased slightly in New York State in the past month, while across the country it has increased.
Overall consumer confidence ticked down to 73.9 in the state, which is down 1.5 points since last month.
Groups that tend to have higher confidence are Democrats, those under the age of 55, and people living in the New York City area.
Lower confidence groups include Republicans, people over 55, and upstate New Yorkers.
In the nation as a whole, the number rose to 74.3. That's up 2 points since last month.
The study also shows that food and gas prices are still having a serious impact on New Yorker's finances.