November 8, 2018
Washington, DC (November 8, 2018) – A solid majority of Americans headed to the polls Tuesday believing that the economy was excellent or good, according to the Job Creators Network/ScottRasmussen.com Weekly Pulse, released today.
“The economy was one of the top three issues for voters leading up to the election, and most Americans believe the economy is very strong,” said pollster Scott Rasmussen.”
According to the survey, conducted on November 5th and 6th, 40 percent of Americans believe the economy is getting better. Thirty-three percent say it’s about the same, while only 20 percent believe things are getting worse.
The survey finds that 49 percent of Americans believe their own personal finances are excellent or good, and 50 percent think they are getting better.
“Americans feel very good about their own circumstances in this economy,” said Elaine Parker, President of the Job Creators Network. “They know the economy is strong, and they anticipate more prosperity for themselves and their families as a result.”
Americans also see local businesses as thriving, according to the data. Forty-nine percent believe businesses in their area are likely to hire new workers. That’s three times more than the number of Americans who think businesses are likely to lay off workers.
“Americans who may not be following the Department of Labor data or other economic reports nevertheless have a strong sense that local businesses are doing well,” said Parker.
For historical data, click here.