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Gallup: Majority of Americans Approve of Trump’s Handling of Economy

The poll marks Trump’s highest approval rating on the economy of his presidency.

By NTK Staff | 11.19.2018 @9:00am
Gallup: Majority of Americans Approve of Trump’s Handling of Economy

A majority of Americans approve of President Donald Trump’s handling of the economy, according to a new survey released by Gallup.

Fifty-three percent of Americans said they approve of Trump’s handling of the economy, up two points from the president’s highest mark ever recorded by Gallup. Americans believe Trump is handling the economy better than other areas of concern, such as foreign affairs, immigration, and health care policy.

The economy and foreign affairs are two basic issue-approval ratings Gallup has updated seven times since Trump was elected. Although these ratings have fluctuated from survey to survey, the gap between the two approvals has been constant, with Trump’s economic approval rating averaging 11 points higher than his foreign affairs approval rating.

Trump’s current 53% approval on handling the economy is by two percentage points the highest he has received so far.

Trump earns a 91-percent approval rating on the economy from Republicans, and a 21-percent rating from Democrats.

Gallup noted that Americans’ positive view of Trump’s handling of the economy “reflect[s] the public’s overall positive sentiments on a number of economic indicators, including some readings that are as high as or higher than they have been in at least 18 years.”

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