The U.S. economy has seen its lowest levels since 2016. “It was clear why people were anxious in August, but not so clear now.” The U.S. stock market has rebounded, hiring remains strong and homes prices are rising, yet Americans don’t see brighter days ahead. An overwhelming 60% believe the economy is getting worse.
“Some blame the U.S. presidential candidates for their negative rhetoric and making people feel worse about the economy and their futures than the reality.” Voters of both parties overwhelmingly cite the economy as their No. 1 concern in exit polls. Donald Trump doesn’t just bash the economy, he portrays it as a “loser.”