In a poll that hurts the Democrats’ chances for winning in 2020, more than 3/4s of respondents say that their finances are stable or improving as COVID hysteria begins to wane.
This is seriously bad news for Democrats chances for winning on Election Day (which is why I joked in the headline that “Democrats hardest hit”).
Worse for the Democrats, the poll asked the question of registered voters, as opposed to just “adults.” Registered voters are more apt to go and vote than are people in general, so these results will affect the election more than results from just asking “adults” how they feel.
According to Just the News:
A majority of registered voters report that their personal finances are stable or improving, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.
Asked about their current financial situation, amid a pandemic and street protests that shuttered some retail businesses, 52% of respondents said their bank account is “about the same” as it normally is, while 23% said their personal finances are “getting better.” Just 23% reported a worsening financial outlook.
Rasmussen called the respondents’ feelings about their post-COVID finances “a pretty optimistic assessment.”
That optimism will translate to a lot of votes for Donald Trump. When financial times are good, the incumbent usually benefits.
As Just The News added:
Rasmussen also noted that in terms of behavior perceptions of personal finances are more significant than perceptions of the overall economy.”
“If people feel better about their personal finances, they are more likely to vote for the incumbent president,” he said.
Democrats hardest hit.
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