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Republicans are happier with the economy all of the sudden

Kai Ryssdal Nov 15, 2016
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Final Note

Republicans are happier with the economy all of the sudden

Kai Ryssdal Nov 15, 2016
A Trump supporter takes the escalator to the 2nd level at Trump Tower as President-elect Donald Trump holds meetings in his office at Trump Tower on 5th Avenue November 11, 2016.    TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
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What a difference a week — and election — can make.

In a new poll from Gallup, Americans’ confidence in the economy was surveyed in the week before the election and the week after. We’ve moved from an index score of -10 to +3 — or, in other words, from being slightly negative to slightly positive.

Looking closer at party affiliation gives us a bit more insight — before the election, 61 percent of Democrats were positive, compared to 49 percent after. Not a terribly dramatic change.

The GOP? A mere 16 percent of Republicans had hope for the economy prior to November 8. Afterward — 49 percent.

 

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