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Poll: 132 million have yet to finish holiday shopping


Yonkers, N.Y. -- Poll results released Thursday by Consumer Reports found that, with only five shopping days left until Christmas, 68% of shoppers – or about 132 million Americans – have yet to finish their gift shopping.

Seventeen million are estimated to hit stores on Christmas Eve.

When asked which gift they were most likely to grab at the last-minute, 62% of shoppers said they would go with a gift card or gift certificate, 27% would opt for cash, while 15% would select liquor. Lottery tickets and candy would be a last-minute choice for 12% respectively, while 4% would issue an IOU or gift-to-be-determined.

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