49% Rate Economy Good or Excellent, Down 7 Points From Week Ago

The latest Job Creators Network/ ScottRasmussen.com Weekly Pulse survey shows that 49% of Americans now rate the economy as good or excellent. That’s down seven points from a week ago.

The new results,from a survey conducted August 19-20, 2019, also found that 33% now say the economy is just fair while 15% say poor.

Also, for the first time in six months, the number pessimistic about the economy is larger than the optimists. Thirty percent (30%) now believe the economy is getting better while 33% say it is getting worse (see topline  trends).

In his weekly syndicated column, Scott Rasmussen explores “whether these numbers represent a temporary blip brought on by intense media coverage or whether they mark the beginning of an ongoing decline.”

On the personal level, 47% of Americans rate their own finances as good or excellent.  Thirty-one percent (31%) say fair and 19% poor.

By a 29% to 20% margin, Americans believe their own finances are getting better rather than worse (see crosstab results).

Forty-four percent (44%) believe firms in their area are more likely to be hiring than laying people off. Twenty percent (20%) believe firms in their area are more likely to be laying people off.

You can review all data in this survey series at JCNPulse.com.

The mission of ScottRasmussen.com is to enhance the public dialogue through data-driven analysis that explores the underlying currents of public opinion (read About Us).

We release new public opinion data every day relating to topics in the news and other items of interest. We also provide daily updates on the president’s job approval and the generic congressional ballot.

Please sign up to receive the latest data and insights each day via email.  You can also follow our work on TwitterFacebook, and YouTube.

The national survey of 1,086 US adults was conducted August 19-20, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). The Margin of Sampling Error is +/-3.0 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

Neither Scott Rasmussen nor ScottRasmussen.com has any relationship with Rasmussen Reports® (see About Us).

Scott's Newsletter
Sign up for Scott's newsletter and get his political insight delivered right to your inbox!