Poll: Wealthy voters report better personal financial progress than lower income Americans

People who earn more than $75,000 per year are much more likely to say their economic situation has improved in the last year, according to a new Hill/HarrisX poll. 

In the poll, a majority of voters who earn $75,000 per year or more say their personal financial situation has gotten better in the past year, at 53 percent.

Eighteen percent said it has gotten worse while 29 percent said it's about the same. 

By comparison, just 29 percent of people who make less than $75,000 per year said their finances have gotten better since last year. Another 29 percent said things have gotten worse and about 4 in 10 voters reported their financial situation as being stagnate. 

Voters overall in the poll were split on whether or not their personal financial situation has gotten better, worse, or stayed the same since last year.

About 4 in 10 said it's gotten better (39), 24 percent said it's gotten worse, while 37 percent of voters said their personal financial situation has stayed the same over the course of a year.

There was also a sizable gender gap present in the Feb. 23-24 survey. 

Men were 16 percentage points more likely than women to say their personal financial situation has improved in the last year.

Forty-eight percent of men said their personal finances got better in the last year while 32 percent of women said the same.

Additionally, the poll found a wide partisan gap, with more than two-thirds of Republican voters saying their status had improved, compared to 31 percent of independent voters and 26 percent of Democratic voters.

Touting a strong economy is said to be a large part of President TrumpDonald John TrumpCDC updates website to remove dosage guidance on drug touted by Trump Trump says he'd like economy to reopen 'with a big bang' but acknowledges it may be limited Graham backs Trump, vows no money for WHO in next funding bill MORE's reelection strategy. In a recent Hill/HarrisX poll, the economy was the number one reason voters would consider voting for Trump in 2020.

However, these results seem to echo the argument some 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have been making this election season that though the country has been reporting strong economic numbers, the impact is more acutely felt by the wealthy rather than middle-to-lower income Americans.

The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online Feb. 23-24 among 1,037 registered voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.  

—Gabriela Schulte