President Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to tout a new Quinnipiac University poll showing that most voters are content with the current state of the economy — but the same poll also shows that more voters credit former President Obama with the state of the economy and not Trump.
“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 poll finds that 49 percent of Americans say Obama is more responsible for the current U.S. economy compared to 40 percent who say Trump is responsible.
The number of respondents who give Obama credit for the current state of the economy has grown in the past two months from 43 percent in November.
The new poll also finds that 66 percent of U.S. voters say the economy is “excellent” or “good.”
Last week, Trump bragged to reporters that the stock market was up “very, very big today” and said that the “tax cuts are really kicking in far beyond what anyone thought.”
“The market is good, the jobs report was good and we think they’re going to get really good over the next couple of months,” Trump said.