Democrats More Confident About the Economy

Democrats are more confident about the economy than are Republicans, Gallup finds, with opinion shifting significantly among Democratic ranks over the past month.

This might seem completely unconnected from politics, but, insofar as economic confidence has any bearing on voter enthusiasm, it's an interesting stat to look at for the November midterms. Going up against an energized conservative base, Democrats want their own base to be anything but discouraged. They need the turnout. If economic confidence has anything to do with a sense that things are going well with Democrats in charge, and if that translates into a sense that it's worth taking the time to actually go vote for a Democrat, then economic confidence is a significant indicator.

Here are the results of Gallup's polling, the most recent of which is based on a March 29-April 3 survey of 2,953 adults nationwide:
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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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