Poll: View of Economy Is at Record High

Posted: Jan 11, 2018 8:30 AM

Voters’ perception of the economy has never been higher, a new poll found. 

According to a Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday, 66 percent of voters said they believed the economy is “excellent” or “good”—a record high for the poll since it started asking the question in 2001. 

Meanwhile, 33 percent said they saw the economy as “not so good” or “poor.”

When asked who was more responsible for the current economic conditions, almost half of respondents, 49 percent, said former President Obama, while 40 percent named President Trump. 

Trump's policies are helping the nation's economy, 37 percent of voters say, as 29 percent say his policies are hurting the economy and 30 percent say these policies are not making much difference. (Quinnipiac)

"President Trump can hang his hat on the economy, but must share the hat rack with President Barack Obama, as two-thirds of the country see the economic picture as excellent or good," Quinnipiac University Poll assistant director Tim Malloy said in a statement.

Seventy-three percent of voters also believed their personal financial situation was “excellent” or “good” and 26 percent said theirs was “not so good” or “poor.”

The survey was conducted January 5-9 among 1,106 voters and has a margin of error of 3.6 percentage points.

President Trump touted the poll on Thursday.

“In new Quinnipiac Poll, 66% of people feel the economy is “Excellent or Good.” That is the highest number ever recorded by this poll,” he wrote on Twitter.