Poll: 1 in 5 Democrats, 50% Overall Approve of Way Trump’s Handling Economy Poll: 1 in 5 Democrats, 50% Overall Approve of Way Trump’s Handling Economy – NTK Network

Poll: 1 in 5 Democrats, 50% Overall Approve of Way Trump’s Handling Economy

The economy is Donald Trump's top issue with voters, less than three months ahead of the midterm elections.

By NTK Staff | 08.16.2018 @1:45pm
Poll: 1 in 5 Democrats, 50% Overall Approve of Way Trump’s Handling Economy

One in five Democrats approves of President Donald Trump’s handling of the economy, and 50 percent of overall voters approve, three months before the midterm elections, according to a new poll from Gallup.

Gallup‘s Jeffery M. Jones reported:

Half of Americans approve of the way President Donald Trump is handling the economy, his highest score on nine issues tested in the latest Gallup poll, and the only one that exceeds his overall job approval rating by a significant margin. His worst ratings are on the environment and relations with Russia, which are the only two significantly worse than his overall approval rating.

The economy is Trump’s top issue with voters, and the only major issue where Trump is at or above 50-percent approval.

An overwhelming proportion of Republicans approve of Trump’s performance on the economy, 90 percent to only 10 percent disapproving. Independents slightly disapprove, 46-51. What’s interesting, though, is one in five Democrats (19 percent) approve of Trump’s performance on the economy.

If Democrats fail to make a convincing case they can improve on Trump’s performance on the economy in 2018 and 2020, Republicans may be well-poised to win – or even make gains – in both elections.

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