Poll: Obama Gets More Credit Than Trump For Economy
According to a recent Quinnipiac University poll, more Americans give credit to former President Barack Obama for the current state of the U.S. economy than to President Donald Trump.
Trump loves to brag about jobs and the economy, but when he inherited the presidency the country was already in a good economic state.
Fifty percent of respondents said that Obama is more responsible for the current economy, while 37 percent give Trump credit for the situation. Another 13 percent said they either didn’t know or declined to answer.
In March, less than two months after Trump’s inauguration, 67 percent of respondents in the Quinnipiac poll said Obama was responsible for current economic conditions, while only 19 percent said Trump was.
Several months later, in June, 51 percent gave Obama credit for the economy, and 34 percent pinned it on Trump, according to Quinnipiac.
Such trends make sense. Presidents typically get more credit or blame for the economy the longer they are in office.
When Obama became president in 2009, the economy was in free-fall from a recession and financial crisis, so the economic boom the country enjoys today was a rebound from the depths. Trump, on the other hand, inherited an already-growing market that continues to accelerate.