NEW POLL: Majority Of Americans No Longer Believe MSM Propaganda, Giving Trump Proper Credit For Economy
Despite the majority of MSM talking heads repeatedly placing the current success of the American economy in former president Obama’s hands, Americans across the country are beginning to see the light. According to a just-released poll by Quinnipiac University, Americans, regardless of their political persuasion, are now giving more credit to President Trump for fixing the economy than his predecessor.
The poll shows that currently, 48% of respondents believe that President Trump is to credit for our recent economic strides, while 41% still believe that American economic gains are simply an after-effect of the Obama presidency (such being said, 7% of American adults believe chocolate milk comes from brown cows, so there are some people in this country who it might not be worth trying to win over).
Still, despite fluctuating approval ratings, a 51% majority of Americans are happy with Trump’s economy while 43% are strangely and shockingly unhappy with the historic unemployment low and massive market gains this past year (again, most likely the brown cow people).
More Via The Hill:
From his earliest days in the White House, Trump has credited himself with driving down the unemployment rate, spurring job creation and influencing record gains in the stock market.
But over the course of Trump’s first year in office, voters have consistently attributed the state of the economy to Obama, who presided over a massive economic recovery following the 2008 financial crisis.
The last Quinnipiac survey on the matter, released Jan. 10, found that 49 percent of voters credited Obama with the country’s current economy, compared to 40 percent who said Trump was responsible.
But while voters may be more willing to ascribe the country’s economic state to Trump now, the GOP tax overhaul signed into law last month remains relatively unpopular.
In the Quinnipiac survey, 39 percent of respondents approved of the tax plan, which slashed business tax rates from 35 percent to 21 percent and offered a series of more modest individual tax cuts. Forty-seven percent of respondents still disapprove of the plan.
Still, those numbers signal a slight increase in the tax law’s favorability. On Jan. 11, Quinnipiac pegged its approval at 32 percent and its disapproval at 52 percent.
The Quinnipiac poll is based on interviews with 1,333 registered voters nationwide, and was conducted from Feb. 2-5. Its margin of error is 3.3 percentage points.