Gallup Poll on the stock market…

Gallup Poll Analyses: Investors Still Optimistic About Long-Term Performance of Stock Market According to the second paragraph of this press release, the “survey was completed July 14, before last Friday’s nearly 400-point drop, but still after the market dropped below the 9,000 level.” Sounds like these data are now useless. So I’m left wondering about the rhetorical effect (or purpose) of releasing this information today.