Poll: Americans Thrilled with Economy Boost but Reluctant to Give Trump Credit

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AP/Alex Brandon

A new poll shows that American voters are thrilled with the state of the economy, but are reluctant to give President Donald Trump credit.

Seventy-six percent of voters described their own financial situation as “excellent” or “good,” according to a Quinnipiac poll and 63 percent and say the nation’s economy is “excellent” or “good.”

That’s good news for the Trump administration, however, voters are split as to who deserves most of the credit.

Forty-five percent of voters say former President Barack Obama deserves credit while 43 percent say President Donald Trump is responsible.

A majority of the voters polled, 51 percent, disprove the way Trump is handling the economy.

Overall, 59 percent of voters disapprove of Trump’s presidency while only 37 percent approve. (Five percent don’t know or didn’t answer)

The poll was conducted December 13 – 18 of 1,230 voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 3.3 percentage points.


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