How Much Do Americans Really Value the Economy?


New updates from Reid Wilson, The Hill’s campaign reporter, state that Americans do not prioritize economic gains as much as some people might think.

An Overview of Wilson’s Statements

During talks on “What’s America Thinking,” campaign reporter Reid Wilson stated that Americans are not primarily focused on the state of the U.S. economy:

“As things get good, people pay attention to the economy less.”

Wilson then went into details about other subject matters which are garnering greater attention:

“There are a lot more who think [that top issues for voters] are health care or education or immigration as Republicans have been talking about it.”

Wilson’s assertions are supported by political scientist Micheal Cornfield. Cornfield maintains that economic wins are “not registering” with American voters:

“Look at the economic numbers, the numbers that came out today. Lowest unemployment rate since 1969. Consumer confidence is through the roof. All of these numbers you would think would be a Republican fantasy, and yet, they’re not registering.”