Poll: More Americans credit Obama than Trump for economy

The Hill Finance 10 months ago

More Americans are crediting former President Obama for the state of the economy than President Trump, an ABC News/Washington Post poll found.

The poll, released Sunday, found that 50 percent of voters believe the Obama administration deserves credit for the U.S. economy, compared to the 38 percent who said the same for the Trump administration.

Overall, 58 percent of respondents said that the economy is in good shape, the highest point in 17 years.

Trump has repeatedly taken credit for the state of the U.S. economy, lauding the records set by the Dow Jones since he took office and lower unemployment numbers.

The president most recently tweeted about the economy over the weekend, bragging about the “Record Stock Market.”

He also tweeted that women participating in the Women’s March, which protested him and his policies, should be celebrating the “unprecedented economic success and wealth creation” that has taken place during his administration.

Trump signed the GOP tax plan into law late last year, which created incentives for businesses to come to the U.S.

However, voters have regularly said in polls that Obama is more responsible for the economy than Trump.

ABC News/Washington Post interviewed 1,005 adults in phone interviews from Jan. 15-18 and has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.

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