Trump Economic Bump: Confidence in economy highest in 8 years, up 17 points


From the Washington Examiner:

Buoyed by the election of President-elect Trump, Americans are expressing the most confidence in the U.S. economy since the 2008 recession, according to a new survey.

What’s more, financial advisors in another survey are also giddy about the prospects of the economy and stock market.

Gallup’s latest survey showed a remarkable 17-point turnaround since just before the election. Confidence in the election was at a dismal negative 11 points right before the election. Now it as a positive 6, higher than at any point during President Obama‘s eight years.

Gallup gives Trump, not Obama, the credit.

Said Gallup:

It’s not just Americans who have felt more economically exuberant since the election — U.S. markets have skyrocketed, with the Dow closing above 19,000 this week for the first time in its 120-year history.

So, while the election’s results may have improved Americans’ outlook on the economy, favorable market conditions may have driven their confidence further upward. This also comes as many economists expect that potential U.S. economic growth could have a significant effect worldwide.

It’s too early to tell whether this uptick in Americans’ positivity will last as Trump’s term begins in January. But two weeks of positive index readings on the heels of his unexpected victory reveals a degree of economic confidence Americans have not expressed since the recession.

Secrets also reported today that members of the huge Financial Services Institute, which represents financial advisors, feel good about the economy. Some 58 percent believe 2017 will be a strong year.


Yup, Americans with brains know that the lefty wrecking crew will hit a wall come January 20, 2017.  Americans know this is change we can believe in.  Optimism is contagious!

~ Hardnox

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7 Responses to Trump Economic Bump: Confidence in economy highest in 8 years, up 17 points

  1. skip says:

    I predict int he next few weeks on all the ABC news channels that all the upturn will be all given to Zero and Thugs with all there outgoing Hullabaloo Dung.

  2. Uriel says:

    One point to Joe Don – the last time someone stood up to do the right thing – when our country was born in 1776–several of the original signers who were wealthy lost their wealth and some died in penury after losing their families.

    Right on Joe Don!

  3. Shar says:

    Yep Skip, Zero will be taking the credit for sure. Hope he evaporates.

    Won’t it be nice to see more than 2 cents interest on your checking account? Zip in 8 years.

  4. clyde says:

    Looks good so far. Agree with Skip. The assmunch will try to take credit and the shitstain media will be more than happy to help.

  5. Uriel says:

    All the prognosticators have had poop pie in the face over this. Not only (at least for now) have we seen the market more actively positive than the prior eight years but some of the stench has lifted.

  6. SafeSpace says:

    But as of this morning, the raving vaginas on “The View” have not got the memo. Joy Behar mocked Trump’s success with Carrier, then claimed Obama had “saved a million jobs in the auto industry” with the bailout a few years back. Behar then sneered that people “didn’t like that because it was stimulus money”. Whoopi Cushion wondered what “Trump gave up” in order to save those jobs. None of these libtards are willing to recognize the FACT that five million manufacturing jobs have left the USA since 2000. They have zero comprehension of the fact that the percentage of able-bodies Americans out of the workforce is at a higher level than at any time in the past 50 years. The truth is, Trump has just prevented the loss of more genuine manufacturing jobs — jobs making real, working products — than Obama has in eight years. What friggin’ good are jobs erecting wind turbines that don’t generate affordable power ever, or even any power at all most of the time? What good does a $90K Tesla car do the average American?