NH Consumer Confidence At Record High, But Polarized 2/22/17
Granite Staters’ optimism about business conditions in the state and in the country over the next year are at record highs. They are also optimistic about their personal finances and the long-term economic prospects of the U.S. economy. However, Granite Staters are deeply divided in their economic outlook by partisanship, with Republicans and Independents generally optimistic and Democrats largely pessimistic. This represents a substantial change from October 2016, when Republicans were far less optimistic than Democrats or Independents.