Boom or Bust: Stark Partisan Divide on How Consumers View Economy

Economics has a foundation in hard numbers — employment, inflation, spending — that has largely allowed it to sidestep the competing partisan narratives that have afflicted American politics and culture. But not anymore. Since Donald J. Trump’s victory in November, consumer sentiment has diverged in an unprecedented way, with Republicans […] Read more »

Economic Confidence Drops to Lowest Level Since Election

Americans’ confidence in the U.S. economy tumbled along with the Dow Jones industrial average last week. Though still in positive territory, Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index (ECI) dropped six points to a score of +5 for the week ending March 26. This is the lowest weekly average since the presidential […] Read more »

President Trump’s new American optimism needs an economic boost

At the White House on the day before St. Patrick’s Day, President Trump hailed a “new optimism” across America. However, the results of our latest national survey of likely November 2018 voters show that political turbulence is stalling President Trump’s momentum. Specifically, the following trends which compare our February 20th […] Read more »

Economic Confidence Strong, but Below Recent High

Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index remained firmly in positive territory at +11 for the week ending March 19. The score is in line with most weekly results since Americans’ economic attitudes improved in mid-November, but is five points below the index’s nine-year high reached two weeks ago. CONT. Andrew Dugan, […] Read more »

Economic Confidence Index Corrects After Uptick

Americans’ confidence in the economy returned to its recent levels last week after a record-setting post-recession high the week before. Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index was +9 for the week ending March 12. This is down from +16 the previous week. The latest figure is in line with weekly scores […] Read more »