A recent poll has found that Americans trust the Republican Party more than the Democratic Party to handle the economy by the widest margin ever recorded.
A new NBC News survey shows the GOP with a 21-point lead over the Democratic Party when it comes to who Americans trust more to handle the financial system. The difference is the largest in the poll’s history, which dates back more than three decades to 1991.
The research had responses from 1,000 registered voters taken from September 15-19, found that 49% of Americans favor Republican economic policy as opposed to 28% who favor Democrats’. The margin of error is 3.1%.
It revealed Republicans with leads beyond the margin of error on the issues of border security (50% for Republicans-20% for Democrats), crime (46%-20%), immigration (45%-27%), and protecting constitutional rights (43%-35%). Democrats held sizable leads on the issues of education (30%-40%), coronavirus (26%-37%), abortion (28%-46%), and healthcare (22%-45%).
Two pollsters conducted the poll: Republican pollster Bill McInturff of Public Opinion Strategies and Democratic pollster Jeff Horwitt of Hart Research.
“On this survey after 20 or 30 years, Republicans dealing with the economy [versus Democrats], immigration and crime are all at their all-time highs,” McInturff said, according to NBC News.
“The other thing that is maybe not expected is these phrases: ‘protecting our constitutional rights’ and ‘protecting democracy.’ These are things where overall the electorate thinks Republicans are more focused and would do a better job than Democrats,” he added.
Americans are not buying the Biden administration’s optimistic message on the economy. The president has made a huge effort to sell Americans on the president’s economic agenda, even adopting the shorthand tag “Bidenomics” to refer to the president’s economic policies.
A Washington Post-ABC News poll published on Sunday shows Americans are overall pessimistic about the state of the U.S. economy. Nearly three-quarters of Americans believethe economy is either “not so good” or “poor” compared to just a quarter who rate the economy as “excellent” or “good.”
NBC News: “The latest NBC News poll finds Rs with a 21-point advantage on which party better handles the economy, with 49% of registered voters picking the GOP and 28% picking Ds.
That’s the largest lead Republicans have held on this question in our poll dating back to 1991.”
— Josh Kraushaar (@JoshKraushaar) September 26, 2023