Poll finds slight uptick in boat-buying interest

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A new Harris Poll finds no significant changes in consumer expectations regarding how Americans will, or will not, spend their money on big-ticket items, although those who expect to buy a boat or RV have slightly increased.

Those who expect to buy a boat or RV have doubled, from 3 percent in May to 6 percent in the most recent survey, which polled 2,620 people last month.

This is the highest percentage of people saying they expect to buy a boat or RV since November 2008.

"Using a set of questions that have been asked seven times since the beginning of the economic crisis in 2008, this survey finds that, with a couple of exceptions, the numbers have scarcely changed at all over the last 18 months," poll organizers said. "There are no signs here that consumer spending will soon start rising and plenty of evidence that many people continue to be careful about spending their money."

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