55% Rate Economy As Good or Excellent

The Job Creators Network/ScottRasmussen.com Weekly Pulse, released every Thursday morning, continues to show evidence of a very strong economy.

  • Fifty-five percent (55%) rate the economy as good or excellent while 10% see it as poor.
  • Forty-seven percent (47%) believe firms in their area are hiring while 15% see layoffs.
  • Thirty-nine percent (39%) say the economy is getting better while 19% believe it is getting worse.
  • Forty-nine percent (49%) rate their own personal finances as good or excellent; 15% say poor.
  • Thirty-one percent (31%) believe their finances are getting better; 16% say worse.

In this politically polarized era, it should come as no surprise that there are significant differences of opinion about the economy along partisan lines. Republicans, by a 72% to 8% margin believe the economy is getting better rather than worse. Democrats, by a narrower 29% to 21% margin, believe it is getting worse. Thirty-four percent (34%) of Independent voters believe the economy is getting better while 20% say the opposite.

On questions about personal finances, the gaps are smaller but still significant. Forty-five percent (45%) of Republicans say their finances are getting better while 9% say worse. Democrats (23% better/ 20% worse) and Independents (27% better/20% worse) are more evenly divided.

This data comes from a survey of 1,101 U.S. Adults conducted by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). Review the question wording and crosstab results.

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