Partisanship dominates consumer optimism in February

Although consumer confidence edged downward in February, the overall average in the past three months was the highest in more than a decade, according to the University of Michigan (U-M) Surveys of Consumers. Normally, the implication would be that consumers expected Trump’s election to have a positive economic impact, according […] Read more »

American Action Network: Americans are Optimistic, Support President Trump and New Congress’ Tax and Regulatory Reform Proposals

The American Action Network today released survey results on Americans’ views on several policy proposals from President Donald Trump and the new Congress, the current political environment, and the Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. One month in, the survey finds bipartisan support for their proposal to replace the tax code, […] Read more »

Trump’s Transactional Voters

President Trump, as we know, is more transactional than ideological. He campaigned as the guy who could make the “best deals” – whether it’s free trade or the cost of concrete for the new border wall – without the pressure having to stay within the bounds of traditional republican orthodoxy. […] Read more »

In First Month, Views of Trump Are Already Strongly Felt, Deeply Polarized

Less than a month after Donald Trump took office, the public’s initial impressions of the new president are strongly felt, deeply polarized and far more negative than positive. The latest national survey by Pew Research Center conducted Feb. 7-12 among 1,503 adults, finds that Trump’s overall job approval is much […] Read more »

Fox News Poll: Voters divided over Trump in first presidential report card

It’s been about three weeks since President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The Fox News Poll checked in with voters nationwide to get a read on how things are going. Here are five findings on the new administration. Voters feel: Divided over Trump. A bit more confident in Trump’s judgment than they […] Read more »

U.S. Consumer Sentiment Cooled in February From 13-Year High

Consumer confidence retreated in February from a 13-year high as Americans tempered expectations of their finances and the economy, with sentiment remaining sharply divided among party lines. The University of Michigan said Friday that its preliminary index of sentiment cooled to a three-month low of 95.7 from 98.5 in January. […] Read more »