Poll: Current economy viewed negatively but majority see state headed in right direction

The newest edition of the Wisconsin Economic Scorecard poll finds that 58 percent of Wisconsin residents feel the state is heading “in the right direction,” but just 30 percent give the current state economy a positive evaluation.

Regarding the pace of job creation in the state, 52 percent of residents express dissatisfaction, while 48 percent say they are satisfied. One in four say they are “very dissatisfied,” compared to just one in twenty who say they are “very satisfied.”

On a personal level, the proportion of Wisconsin residents describing their personal financial situation as “poor” has increased for the fifth consecutive quarter, rising to 18 percent.

The Q3 2013 Wisconsin Economic Scorecard was a landline/mobile telephone survey of 427 Wisconsin residents, conducted by the CUIR Survey Center at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee from September 23‐26. The poll has a margin of error has a margin of error of 4.7 percent.

See detailed results from the poll