For the second straight week, 52% of American adults rate the economy as good or excellent. In the four weeks leading up to the election, the ScottRasmussen.com / Job Creators Network Pulse found that an average of 55% rated the economy that well.
It remains to be seen whether this two week dip is merely statistical noise or the beginning of a trend. And, it’s important to note that overall perceptions of the economy remain very positive.
Other data from the latest survey showed that:
- 36% believe the economy is getting better while 23% say worse. Prior to the election, those numbers were also a bit more positive (the four week rolling average found 39% saying better and 21% worse).
- Fifty percent (50%) rate their personal finances as good or excellent.
- Twenty-nine percent (29%) believe that their personal finances are getting better while 18% say worse.
- Forty-five percent (45%) believe companies in their area are hiring while 14% see layoffs.
The Job Creators Network/ ScottRasmussen.com poll is conducted each week (see question wording and crosstab results). We also review the data on a four-week rolling average basis to draw upon a larger sample and reduce the impact of random statistical noise.
See last week’s results.
The national survey of 1,120 Adults was conducted November 19-20, 2018 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and the demographic profile of our sample). It has a 3.o percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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