2017 Partisan Gap in Economic Confidence One of the Largest

Republicans’ and Democrats’ views of the U.S. economy, as measured in the Gallup Economic Confidence Index (ECI), diverged more in 2017 than they have in several years. Last year’s average 68-point gap between Republicans’ and Democrats’ ECI scores roughly matches the gap seen in 2012, and before that in 2005 and 2006. CONT.

Justin McCarthy, Gallup