Americans Credit President Trump for Growing Economy

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A new Quinnipiac poll shows that Americans are changing their opinion about the U.S. economy.

For the first time since President Trump’s inauguration, more Americans are giving him credit for the achievement than President Obama.  Just last month in Quinnipiac’s own poll showed most people were giving the nod to #44.

“A lot of people don’t want to give Trump any credit for the economy,” says America’s Money Answer Man Jordan Goodman

In the poll taken February 2-5, 2018, 70% of Americans rated the economy as “excellent” or “good.”

Today by a margin of 48 to 41 Americans say President Trump is more responsible for the state of the economy than former President Barack Obama.  Goodman says tax reform played a big role in that.

“Which would not have happened had Hillary Clinton been elected.  There’s no way she’d have done a tax bill close to what President Trump did,” he tells KTRH News.

Trump gets his highest approval rating for how he is handling the economy ever at 51 to 43 percent.

“Yes the economy was doing okay; it was growing at two or two-and-a-half percent.  Now it’s probably growing at three or three-and-a-half percent, or maybe even four.  Clearly it would not have accelerated the way it has were it not for te policies Trump has put in so far,” Goodman says.

President Trump’s overall approval rating is on the uptick also, though he’s still in negative territory at 40 to 55.  That’s an improvement of five points over last month.