Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Trump has the highest economic approval rating of any president in the last 20 years NEW POLL

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  • Gallup poll released Tuesday found Trump received the highest approval rating for any president in the last two decades.
  • The results showed 63% of the public backs Trump's handling of the economy, a six-point increase from the last poll taken in November.
  • A Washington Post-ABC News poll released last week also found Trump received strong support on his economic record so far.
  • Confidence in the economy remains high among many Americans as it continues adding jobs and steadily expands, serving as a critical part of the president's re-election bid.
A Gallup poll released on Tuesday found that Trump had received the highest economic approval rating of any president in the last 20 years.
The survey showed Trump receiving a 63% approval rating among respondents for his handling of the American economy, a six-point boost from the last poll released in November.
It's the highest economic approval figure since the immediate aftermath of 9/11 when George W. Bush was president. It peaked at 72% in October 2001.
By comparison, President Obama saw support for his stewardship of the economy top out at 59% in February 2009, the first month of his presidency and the height of the Great Recession, according to Gallup. Read more