Poll: Most Americans believe poor people haven't benefited from Trump policies

Poll: Most Americans believe poor people haven't benefited from Trump policies
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Most Americans say poorer citizens are not doing better under the Trump administration, according to a poll released this week.

A Monmouth University poll released Wednesday finds that just 12 percent of Americans think the poorer residents of the U.S. are doing a lot better under President TrumpDonald TrumpTexas announces election audit in four counties after Trump demand Schumer sets Monday showdown on debt ceiling-government funding bill Pennsylvania AG sues to block GOP subpoenas in election probe MORE's administration, while a slightly larger 28 percent say poorer Americans are doing a little better.


The majority, 53 percent, say lower-income Americans are not benefiting at all from a Trump administration. That is a jump from January 2017, when at the end of the Obama administration 37 percent of Americans said lower-income Americans had not benefited from Obama's policies.

Most Americans remain pessimistic about the future of the Trump administration when it comes to how it will affect their families. Thirty-six percent of Americans expect to be hurt by Trump's policies over the next few years, while just 26 percent expect to benefit from Trump's policies.

Just over half of Americans, 51 percent, told pollsters that their financial situation was "stable," while 24 percent say they are struggling to remain where they are and 23 percent say their financial situation is improving.

Monmouth's poll contacted 803 adults in the United States between April 26 to 30. It has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.