High gas prices, the federal deficit and high unemployment are depressing investor confidence, an investor survey conducted by Gallup for Wells Fargo shows.

The index fell 21% from 42 in February to 33 in May. While the index was soaring at 95 in May 2007, it hit an all-time low of -64 in February 2009 at the start of the financial crisis, when the stock market was tanking.

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