1 in 5 Dems Approve of Trump’s Performance on One Key Issue 1 in 5 Dems Approve of Trump’s Performance on One Key Issue – NTK Network

1 in 5 Dems Approve of Trump’s Performance on One Key Issue

President Donald Trump earns a thumbs down from most Americans on a number of issues (health care, foreign affairs, North Korea), but even one in five Democrats approves of his performance on the economy. That’s according to a new poll released by Gallup, conducted last week while the president was criss-crossing Asia. Gallup found that […]

By NTK Staff | 11.13.2017 @8:56am
1 in 5 Dems Approve of Trump’s Performance on One Key Issue

President Donald Trump earns a thumbs down from most Americans on a number of issues (health care, foreign affairs, North Korea), but even one in five Democrats approves of his performance on the economy.

That’s according to a new poll released by Gallup, conducted last week while the president was criss-crossing Asia.

Gallup found that Trump performs best with Americans on the economy (45 percent approval, 51 percent disapproval), but that his appeal on the issue crosses party lines.

Nine in 10 Republicans (89 percent) approve of Trump’s performance on the economy, along with 40 percent of independents and one in five (19 percent) of Democrats.

Trump has claimed credit for a few notable economic markers in his first year.

  • The S&P 500 went up 21 percent in the 365 days since his election, the fourth-largest stock market rally among presidents’ first year of their first term (and the largest since George H.W. Bush in 1988)
  • Unemployment is at 4.1 percent, the lowest total in over four years. The unemployment rate has not been above five percent since August 2015.
  • The U.S. economy has added 1.47 million jobs in President Trump’s first nine months.

The better the economy continues to perform, the more likely President Trump is to brush aside the controversies surrounding his presidency and win re-election in 2020.

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