May 25, 2021: Twenty-seven percent (27%) of voters nationwide say their own personal finances are getting better. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 21% take the opposite view, saying their finances are getting worse. Those figures are virtually identical to the results from last month and the month before.
Forty-nine percent (49%) of voters rate their own finances as good or excellent, while 18% rate them as poor. Those figures are also little changed from recent months.
This stability suggests that last month's weak jobs report released earlier this month has had little immediate impact on perceptions of personal finances.
However, the report may have damaged perceptions of the overall economy. Just 27% now believe the economy is getting better, while 37% say it's getting worse. Last month, those numbers were essentially even (34% better/ 35% worse).
Thirty percent (30%) now rate the U.S. economy as good or excellent, while another 27% say poor. Last month, 32% rated the economy as good or excellent, while 24% said poor.
Urban voters are more optimistic about economic trends than suburban and rural voters. Democrats are far more optimistic than Republicans and independents.
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- ScottRasmussen.com, "27% Say Personal Finances Getting Better; Little Change Following Weak Jobs Report," May 19, 2021
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