Poll: More Americans credit Obama than Trump for economy

Poll: More Americans credit Obama than Trump for economy
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More Americans are crediting former President Obama for the state of the economy than President TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday shows preview: Trump sells U.N. reorganizing and Kavanaugh allegations dominate Ex-Trump staffer out at CNN amid “false and defamatory accusations” Democrats opposed to Pelosi lack challenger to topple her MORE, 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 38 percent who said the same of the Trump administration.


Overall, 58 percent of respondents said that the economy is in good shape, the highest number in 17 years, according to the poll.

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

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

He also tweeted that those participating in the Women’s March, a protest against 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, creating 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 by phone from Jan. 15-18. The poll has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.