Fox News poll: voters holding steady financially, optimistic about the economy

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, USA, 5. February 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid RC155D3C8D70

The mood in America? It’s complicated.

The majority of voters are optimistic about the economy than three out of ten see your wallet getting fatter and fatter. And while most of the not-yet-the way the Federal government works, the number that does is at a high point.

These are just some of the findings from the latest Fox News national poll.


Thirty percent of voters are satisfied with how the government works (5 percent of “delighted” and 25 percent “satisfied”). The is of 26 percent in November of 2016, shortly before the presidential election. In addition, the positive evaluation of voters is ever in a Fox News poll. We first put the question in 2010.

Frustration with the government, however, remains high. Two-thirds are either “dissatisfied” or “angry.” And five times as many are “evil” (26 percent) are “excited” (5 percent).

The Republicans are split: 49 percent thrilled/satisfied vs. 49% dissatisfied/angry. Almost 9 out of 10 gave a negative rating before the election in 2016 (89 percent dissatisfied/angry).

Some 82 percent of Democrats are dissatisfied with the way the government is working, 54 percent in the year 2016.

Overall, President Trump’s job performance rating is to be approved under the water 10 points: 43 percent of voters, and 53 percent disapprove. This is little changed since January, when it was 45-53%, and almost the same as last March, when it was 43-51 percent.

The President is to be asked under the water by a 9-point margin as the voters, what do you expect, ultimately, that of its policy. Around 38 percent think they will help the country, while 47 percent say they will hurt the country. A further 11 per cent say they make much of a difference.

“A view in the direction of Donald Trump, were remarkably stable compared to last year,” says democratic pollster Chris Anderson, who conducts the Fox News poll with Republican Daron Shaw. “It was an event to remain a year of political news and intrigue, but also high-level evaluations of the President are largely unchanged.”

A majority, 63 percent, continue to be optimistic for the economy. Sixty-four percent of the opinion that, in the past June, and 66 percent in January 2017.

In addition, while voters are more likely to see the job situation in your area is always better instead of getting worse (38 percent vs. 14 percent), almost half say it has not changed (45 percent).

“Compared to eight years ago, the settings about the economy have improved dramatically, but this is a pretty low bar,” says Shaw. “The prevailing view is that things are not getting worse.”

On their personal finances, a narrow majority of 52 percent says they are “brave.” The rest was split between “getting ahead” (23 percent) and “residue” (24 percent).

Compared to a year ago, 29 percent feel they have more money in your pocket. About the same number, 28 percent say they have less money, while the largest number says, it is the same as last year (42 percent).

The survey also asks whether the Federal government should be to cut spending now, or increase spending for things like infrastructure and national defense. By a 63-29 percent margin, the voters, the increase in the expenditure support.

Even so, more 44 percent) reject (than approve (32 percent) of the bipartisan budget deal that Congress passed, that the significantly increased expenditure, and suspended ceiling on the debt. Republicans (52 percent) are three times as likely to approve as the Democrats (17 percent).

The same bias is evident on the new VAT law. The majority of Republicans approve (71 percent) and most Democrats oppose (66 percent). The views of split overall, 39-39 percent (22 percent no opinion).

For immigration, 85 percent of Democrats, creating a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants favor currently live in the United States. Far fewer Republicans, 43 percent, in favor of the idea (49% disagree). A total of 65 percent vs. 29 percent oppose.

Twice as many voters say that immigrants help rather than harm, the country (51 percent vs. 23 percent). This is a record of “the country” – number (from 45 percent in 2013. For the first time focus on the question, on a Fox News survey in 2003, opinions were divided more evenly, with 38 percent of the help-and 33 percent of the injured.

Poll pourri

What is the message you want voters, give them to the government? Just over half, 51 percent, would say: “leave me alone.” Forty-one percent of the would ask Washington to “lend me a hand.”

The number of Democrats who would ask, uncle Sam, “lend me a hand” has taken off. Fifty-two percent find that the way down from 62 percent two years ago. And while most Republicans would still tell the government to “leave me alone” (64 percent), those asking for a hand, has increased by 11 points. It was expected to grow from 18 percent in 2016 and 29 percent.

The Fox News poll is based on landline and cell phone interviews with 1,005 randomly selected voters nationwide and was conducted under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R) from February 10-13, 2018. The survey has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points for all registered voters.

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