By Bernie Becker - 05/05/14 07:43 PM EDT
People in the U.S. spent about the same amount in April as they did in the two prior months, according to new data from Gallup.
That figure's one dollar more than reported consumer spending in February and March, and is among the best daily spending that Gallup has reported for April.
Gallup said the $88 figure was promising, "and is clearly above the depressed spending that represented the 'new normal' during the recessionary and post-recessionary period of 2009 through 2012."
Still, the polling company also said that consumer spending has been somewhat stagnant over the last year or so.