Epoch Times: A sizable majority of Americans say that that economy under the Trump administration is flourishing, according to a new CNN poll (pdf) conducted by SSRS, an independent research company. At the same time, President Donald Trump’s approval rating shot up.
The polling data, released on March 18, revealed that 71 percent overall think that the country’s economy is in good shape, the highest number since February 2001 and the best rating Trump has received during his presidency—by two points. On the same question, 26 percent said they thought the economy was “very good.”
Another majority, 51 percent, approved of the way Trump has handled the nation’s economy. In the new poll, the president’s approval rating ticked up to 42 percent. The percentage who disapprove of Trump’s job performance was at the lowest number since CNN has polled his presidency. Meanwhile, a daily presidential tracking poll by Rasmussen—the most accurate poll in predicting the 2016 presidential election results—showed that 47 percent of likely U.S. voters approved of Trump’s job performance as of March 19. Keep reading