Forty-nine percent (49%) of voters nationwide rate their own personal finances as good or excellent. A Scott Rasmussen survey conducted July 9-11, 2020 found that 32% rate their finances as “fair” while 17% say poor.
Twenty-three percent (23%) say their finances are getting better while 26% say worse. Forty-nine percent (49%) say their finances are staying about the same at this time.
Republicans, by a 35% to 17% margin, believe their finances are getting better. Democrats, by a similar margin say they are getting worse.
Views of the overall economy are more pessimistic. Just 25% believe things are getting better while 50% say worse. Still, that’s a slight improvement compared to a month ago when 55% believed the economy was getting worse. The current numbers are similar to optimism measured in late May.
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The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted by Scott Rasmussen using a mixed mode approach from July 9-11, 2020. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Most respondents were contacted online or via text while 117 were contacted using automated phone polling techniques. Certain quotas were applied, and the final sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.