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Poll: Voters’ perception of economy at record high

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Perceptions of the U.S. economy have reached a record high among voters, according to a new poll.

Two-thirds of voters polled, 66 percent, said in a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday they would characterize the economy as “excellent” or “good.” Quinnipiac noted that figure is the highest rating since it began asking the question in 2001.

Thirty-three percent, however, said they view the economy as “not so good” or “poor.” 

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Nearly half of respondents, 49 percent, say former President Obama is more responsible for the current economy, while 40 percent attribute the current economic state to President Trump. 

“President Trump can hang his hat on the economy, but must share the hat rack with President Barack Obama, as two-thirds of the country see the economic picture as excellent or good,” Quinnipiac University Poll assistant director Tim Malloy said in a statement.

A majority of voters, 73 percent, said they would characterize their own current financial standing as “excellent” or “good,” while 26 percent said their financial situation is “not so good” or “poor.”

The survey of 1,106 voters across the country was conducted Jan. 5-9 via landlines and cellphones and has a margin of error of 3.6 percentage points.

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