According to the latest Job Creators Network/ScottRasmussen.com Weekly Pulse poll, a majority of Americans believe the U.S. economy is in decent shape, with most saying its doing “excellent” or “good.”
When asked how they would gauge the current economy, 13 percent of respondents replied “excellent” while another 39 percent said “good.” 31 percent said the economy was “fair.”
“The economic signals continue to point upward with Americans optimistic about the economy and their own personal finances,” said pollster Scott Rasmussen. “51 percent of Americans rate their own personal finances as excellent or good.”
These attitudes could definitely be a major factor in determining the 2020 presidential election.
When asked how they would rate their personal finances right now, 10 percent said “excellent,” 41 percent said “good,” and 30 percent replied “fair.” Only 15 percent of respondents said “poor.”
“By a 30 percent to 18 percent margin, Americans also believe their own finances are getting better rather than worse,” the poll statement said.
Alfredo Ortiz of Job Creators Networks writes in The Hill about how, despite Democrats’ assertions to the contrary, Hispanic voters are indeed prospering in the Trump economy: https://t.co/dcsvdmn2nR
— William J. Conaway (@WilliamJConaway) May 26, 2019
Arguably, nothing is more important in presidential elections than the economy. While the Democrats continue to talk about the “Green New Deal” and other socialist schemes, President Trump’s tax cuts coupled with deregulation and other pro-business policies seem to have created an economic environment where a majority of Americans feel more stable.
Of course, a lot can change between now and the election, but if the president keeps harping on his success, including positive polls like this, it could be what resonates with voters most.
Democrats will no doubt continue to make the election about far-left identity politics and socialism, while Trump can say more people are finding jobs as well as financial stability.
What – or who – will Americans choose? A Democratic Party hell-bent on undoing on all the economic progress Trump has achieved through free market means or a Republican Party that continues to make sure jobs are being created?
And yes, that was a rhetorical question.