Trump Gets Highest Approval Rating Yet on Economy

By Bob Fredericks November 20th, 2018 | Image Source: AP

American voters approve of the way President Trump is handling the economy by 53 percent to 42 percent — his highest grade ever on that issue, a Quinnipiac University poll said Tuesday.

But that was about the only good news for Trump in the survey, which also showed that overall, Americans disapprove of the way he is doing his job by 54 percent to 41 percent, a 13-point gap.

The president also got negative grades for handling foreign policy, immigration issues, gun policy, race relations and his response to the deadly California wildfires.

The closest gap came in his handling of foreign policy, with the poll showing that 53 percent of voters disapproved while 42 percent approved — an 11-point gap.

The largest came in his handling of race relations after a series of confrontations with prominent African-Americans, with 59 percent disapproving of how he handles race compared to 35 percent who approve, a 24-point difference, according to the poll.

“Despite recent market downturns, voters are upbeat on what President Donald Trump has brought to the economy, but underwhelmed by just about every other aspect of the Trump tenure,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the poll.

“Not honest, not level-headed, not empathetic. The surging economy is offset by deep questions about the president’s character and conduct.”

The Dow was down 500 points at 1:30 p.m. after suffering several recent triple-digit daily losses.

Americans were even tougher on Congress.

Voters also disapproved, by 62 percent to 31 percent, of the way Republicans in Congress were handling their job, and disapproved by 57 percent to 32 percent of Democrats in Congress.

It was the first Q poll released since the midterm elections, in which Democrats won the House and the GOP added a pair of seats in the Senate.

Publication: FOX News |Trump Gets Highest Approval Rating Yet on Economy

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