Americans are feeling better than ever about the economy. The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index hit 144.3 in December, up one point from last month and just shy of the five-year peak reached early last year.
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As overall confidence in the economy continues to hover near record highs, Americans are now feeling it in their wallets as well with sentiments on their own personal finances and anticipated spending shattering previous highs.
Americans see a better job market these days and tend to think it will stay that way. For Democrats more than others, though, more government hiring is the way to go.
Cutting taxes remains an important voting issue for 2020, but voters think it’s more likely taxes will go up, especially if the Democratic nominee wins the White House.
The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index held steady at 139.4 in October, virtually unchanged from last month and still among all-time highs to date.
Most voters agree there’s a housing shortage in America but stop short of embracing Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders’ $2.5 trillion plan to guarantee housing for all.
The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index held steady at 140.8 in September, virtually unchanged from last month and still among 2019's highs to date.
A number of trade union pension funds are now well short of the money they need to pay promised benefits. But most voters oppose legislation now working its way through Congress to siphon billions of dollars in loans and direct cash to these ailing funds.
The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index dropped to 140.9 in August, down nearly four points from last month but still among 2019's highs to date.
Americans aren’t complaining as much about higher debt these days and are much less likely to see higher interest rates on the horizon.
Homeowners continue to feel better about the housing market than they have in years.
The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index jumped to 144.5 in July, up over nine points from last month and just shy of its all-time high in February 2018.
Perhaps surprisingly, with unemployment rates at historic lows, more Americans say they know people who can’t find jobs, although the number is still well below findings during the Obama years. Democrats are the most pessimistic about the job market in the near future.
The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index dropped to 136.0 in June, down seven points from last month and the lowest finding since February.
Americans strongly support President Trump’s plan to require TV ads to list drug prices, and most think it’s likely to force down costs.
The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index climbed to 143.4 in May, up three points from last month and the highest finding this year.
As President Trump continues fighting China over its unfair trade practices, Americans remain worried, and a sizable number fear that it will impact them personally.
Democrats running for the White House face a big obstacle in President Trump’s booming economy, but most adults in their party are banking on an economic downturn by next year.
With the economy booming, Americans are much more confident that hard work pays off and are worrying a lot less about the level of government dependency in the country.
Most Americans remain confident about their ability to get a job and get ahead in the current economy. Most working adults expect a raise, too.