Where Republicans are united, divided on the economy

Republicans More Pessimistic About Recovery

Republicans differ sharply from Democrats in their views on the state of the economy, the tax system, government aid to the poor and other issues. But Republicans also have divisions within their own ranks.

Here is a profile of Republicans’ views of the economy and economic policy, based on our surveys:


As a whole, Republicans are more bearish about the national economy than Democrats. Just 16% of Republicans rated the economy as excellent or good in our May survey, compared with 36% of Democrats. And Republicans are more likely than Democrats to say the economy isn’t recovering. One-in-three Republicans (33%) said the …read more

Source: Pew Research

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