Donald Trump only brags about poll numbers if they’re favorable to him, but if they’re negative, then he calls them ‘fake.’ On Thursday morning, Trump took to his Twitter account to brag about a new poll on the economy; but those taking the survey credited former President Barack Obama for the strong economy.
“In new Quinnipiac Poll, 66% of people feel the economy is “Excellent or Good.” That is the highest number ever recorded by this poll, Trump tweeted.
In new Quinnipiac Poll, 66% of people feel the economy is “Excellent or Good.” That is the highest number ever recorded by this poll.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2018
The Quinnipiac poll which Trump is touting also found that 49 percent of American voters believe Obama is responsible for the economy’s current state. In contrast, only 40 percent of voters said Trump was responsible.
The numbers show the proportion of voters crediting Obama for the state of the economy has grown steadily from 43 percent two months ago.
The poll also asked those surveyed to grade Trump’s first year in office and it’s obvious the former reality show star didn’t read the entire poll. 56 percent gave Trump a failing grade of F or D; only 16 percent of respondents gave him an A.
Only 36 percent said they approved of Trump’s performance in office so far, while 59 percent disapproved.
A mere 24 percent said that Trump’s policies were helping their personal financial situation.
Assistant poll director Tim Malloy said that “Trump can hang his hat on the economy but must share the hat rack with President Barack Obama, as two-thirds of the country see the economic picture as excellent or good.”
“No one’s been this low at this point,” Malloy told Newsweek. Trump is the least popular president at this point in his administration in the history of polling. That’s nothing to brag about, but his cult-like following refuses to acknowledge facts. Trump’s economic policies haven’t even kicked in yet.
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