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Poll Results: The Forecast Calls for Pain

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If the latest poll results on ASICentral.com are a harbinger of the industry’s future health, then batten down the hatches, mateys, because it looks like it’s gonna be a stormy start to 2009.

On Nov. 19, the following question was asked: When do you believe industry revenues will turn positive again?

Just 14 of the 207 respondents (6.76%) believe the industry will turn around in the 1st quarter of 2009, and only an additional 47 respondents (22.71%) believe it’ll turn by the second quarter of 2009. Collectively, that’s less than 1/3 of all votes, surely a sign that the worst might be yet to come.

Most of our respondents (74, 35.75%) do believe that the second half of 2009 is when this thing will turn around, however, it wasn’t overwhelming. Coming in a very close second, 72 respondents (34.78%) think this will last until 2010.

Bottom line: Aye, carumba!

Visual Results:

But since it’s the holiday season and we don’t like to rain on anyone’s parade, I figured I’d add a poll to lighten things up.

Go to ASICentral.com now and vote for your favorite holiday song! And make sure you all have your umbrellas handy … for a while.

–VINclement


1 Comment

  1. Asad ul Kibria Says:

    I think the 2nd quarter of 2009 will be positive for our industry..

    Monday December 29, 2008

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