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Gallup: Americans’ Confidence in Trump’s Economy Going Up

A new poll indicates that about half of all Americans have a great deal or a fair amount of confidence in President Trump’s confidence in his handling of the economy.

By NTK Staff | 04.26.2019 @10:10am
Gallup: Americans’ Confidence in Trump’s Economy Going Up

A new Gallup poll indicates that Americans’ confidence in the economy and in our leaders’ handling of it is increasing. That increase in confidence includes President Donald Trump, who saw a 5-point jump in confidence from April 2018 to today.

According to the poll, 47 percent of Americans now say they have a great deal or a fair amount of confidence in Trump’s handling of the economy, up from 42 percent in April 2018. The only group to receive a bigger increase in confidence over the past year was Republican leaders in Congress, who jumped from 38 percent in 2018 to 45 percent in 2019, a 7-point leap.

Gallup explains the likely reasons for this uptick in economic confidence:

Overall improved confidence in these leaders is likely the result of continued gains in the U.S. stock market, as well as the continuation of a low U.S. unemployment rate, which has mostly remained below 4% in the year since Gallup’s last poll on the question.

The one person who received the highest marks in the poll? Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, whom Trump routinely criticizes on Twitter. After a series of interest rate increases, Trump blasted Powell on social media for being out of touch with the state of the economy.

But as the economy continues to boom, the public spat doesn’t appear to be hurting either of these men.

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