Communicating about the “Bad Vibes” Economy

Why we did this research

Change Research polled 1,534 registered voters nationwide from February 6-8, 2024 to gauge public opinion on the state of the economy today. We sought to disentangle bad trends from bad vibes and to assess voters’ economic priorities and perceptions of which parties value those priorities. This memo offers guidance on how to contextualize, interpret, and respond to voters’ economic anxieties and priorities ahead of the 2024 presidential election. 

Findings Overview 

What is currently occupying voters’ minds besides the economy these days? Illegal immigration and border security. In fact, our polling finds this is actually the top issue overall (37% selected) at this moment in time. We break down the relationship between immigration and the economy in the attached memo.  

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