Voters credit Trump over Obama for booming economy: poll

Voters credit Trump over Obama for booming economy: poll
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More voters credit President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump conversation with foreign leader part of complaint that led to standoff between intel chief, Congress: report Pelosi: Lewandowski should have been held in contempt 'right then and there' Trump to withdraw FEMA chief nominee: report MORE than former President Obama for the current state of the economy, according to a new poll.

The Harris Poll, conducted with Harvard University’s Center for American Political Studies, found that 47 percent of respondents said they believe President Trump is responsible for the current economy, compared to 21 percent who said they believe Obama is responsible.

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Among those surveyed, 15 percent said they think Republicans in Congress are responsible for the state of the economy, versus 10 percent who said the same of Democrats in Congress.

Trump has frequently touted the success of the stock market during his presidency as evidence of his administration’s influence on the economy. He and his base have also argued that the GOP tax cuts have contributed to the growing economy.

“The Economy is soooo good, perhaps the best in our country’s history (remember, it’s the economy stupid!),” he tweeted last month.

The stock market this week, however, experienced a massive drop, wiping out the entirety of its gains in 2018. Republicans have sought to wield the state of the booming economy in the run up to November's election, but economists warn the stock market may not bounce back. Trump has remained silent about the stock market since the drop.

The Harris Poll, conducted online between Oct. 26-28, surveyed 1,835 registered voters. The sample included 1,224 likely voters; that subset of data has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percentage points.