Trump Just Smashed Obama's Best Econ Polling, Scored 800% Higher Than Democrat Hero


You’re not likely to hear this from some liberal media outlets, but to say the U.S. economy is roaring under President Donald Trump might be an understatement.

But don’t take it from me. Take it from the American public.

Gallup polling conducted between July 1 and 12 showed that 53 percent of voters said they’d rate current economic conditions in the country as “excellent” or “good,” compared with 46 percent who responded with “only fair” or “poor.”

Sixteen percent, meanwhile, chose the “excellent” option.

This represents a 3 percentage-point uptick from Gallup’s June polling, when 13 percent of voters thought the economy was doing “excellent.”

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By comparison, during former President Barack Obama’s tenure, the percentage of respondents who picked “excellent” exceeded 1 percent just one time, in April 2016, when 2 percent chose that option.

In this sense, Trump has smashed Obama’s best economic polling by 800 percent.

It’s not just Gallup.

The results of a Fox News poll released Wednesday show that 51 percent of voters believe “the economy is in positive shape (excellent or good).”

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In the years since Fox started asking this question, that’s the highest number to respond positively since 2001.

“The last time this many felt that way was almost two decades ago (59 percent, January 2001),” Fox reported.

For context, that was roughly eight months before 9/11 and a number of years before the economic recession of the late 2000s.

Fifty-two percent of respondents in this most recent Fox poll, meanwhile, approve of the way Trump is handling the economy, compared with 41 percent who disapprove.

“That’s just one-point off his high of 53 percent last summer, and up from 48-46 percent in May,” Fox reported.

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While 46 percent of overall respondents approve of Trump’s job performance, 87 percent of Republicans believe he’s doing a good job.

Back to Gallup.

The organization’s most recent polling revealed that 67 percent of voters believe it’s a good time to find a quality job.

For comparison, just 31 percent believe it’s a bad time to look for a good job.

Democrats might not want to admit it, but Trump’s economy is on a roll.

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Joe Setyon was a deputy managing editor for The Western Journal who had spent his entire professional career in editing and reporting. He previously worked in Washington, D.C., as an assistant editor/reporter for Reason magazine.
Joe Setyon was deputy managing editor for The Western Journal with several years of copy editing and reporting experience. He graduated with a degree in communication studies from Grove City College, where he served as managing editor of the student-run newspaper. Joe previously worked as an assistant editor/reporter for Reason magazine, a libertarian publication in Washington, D.C., where he covered politics and wrote about government waste and abuse.
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