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Harvard Poll: Americans Brimming With Confidence on Jobs, Economy

Harvard Poll: Americans Brimming With Confidence on Jobs, Economy

 President Trump at a rally Feb, 18, 2017 in Melbourne, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 19 February 2017 12:50 PM

A majority of Americans say the economy is going strong – and many believe the trend will continue under President Donald Trump, according to a new poll.

The Harvard-Harris survey conducted for The Hill, found that 61 percent view the economy as strong, against 39 percent who say it is weak, while 42 percent think it's on the right track, compared with 39 percent who disagree.

Among Republicans, 60 percent are satisfied with the economic trend, while 23 percent who are dissatisfied; 33 percent of Democrats said the economy is on the right track, while 48 percent said it is headed in the wrong direction.

"It's really a surprising turnaround given how negative voters have been about the economy since 2009," Mark Penn, co-director of the Harvard-Harris poll, told The Hill.

"But jobs remains the number one issue and a lot of the change in sentiment anticipates tax cuts and infrastructure programs."

In other findings:

  • 27 percent of Americans said their personal financial situation is improving, 25 percent said things are getting worse for them, and 38 percent said they’re doing the same.
  • 34 percent of Americans say the country as a whole is on the right track, 52 percent who say things are headed in the wrong direction.

The online survey questioned 2,148 registered voters between Feb. 11 and Feb. 13.

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