Voters overwhelmingly trust their own judgment on economic matters more than the judgment of either President Obama or Mitt Romney. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 29% of Likely U.S. Voters trust the president more than themselves when it comes to the economic issues facing the nation. Just 18% say the same of Romney. But 65% of voters have more confidence in their own economic judgment than in Obama’s. Only slightly more (68%) hold more confidence in themselves than in Romney when it comes to the major economic issues of the day. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
This national survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on April 6-7, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.