(National Sentinel) Winning: A new survey has found that a majority of Americans are rejecting legacy media narratives that President Donald J. Trump’s policies are not responsible for its history-making growth.
According to a just-released poll by Quinnipiac University, Americans, regardless of their political persuasion, are now giving more credit to President Trump for fixing the economy than his predecessor.
The survey shows that 48 percent of respondents give Trump credit for the growing economy, compared to 41 percent who say growth is just an extension of policies put in place by former President Barack Obama.
Also, 51 percent say they are pleased with Trump’s handling of the economy, while 43 percent say they aren’t.
The survey comes amid conflicting reports in so-called “mainstream” and alternative media as to whose policies — Trump’s or Obama’s — should get the credit.
The anecdotal evidence suggests the former. Obama never experienced a 3-percent quarterly growth in gross domestic product (GDP) his entire eight-year presidency, while Trump has seen 3-plus percent in the past three quarters and is on pace to grow at a rate not seen since 2005.
“It could even grow at 3 percent for the year. The numbers are very strong,” Joseph LaVorgna, chief economist Americas at Natixis, told CNBC.
And though Wall Street has had a roller-coaster weeks, stocks are up on Wednesday and the markets have gained trillions in value overall since Trump was elected. That’s not simply good for corporations, it is also good for tens of millions of ordinary Americans’ market-based retirement plans.
Oddly, as The Hill noted, most Americans still believe that the tax cut plan passed by the GOP and signed by Trump is a bad thing. But the tax cuts for individuals will kick in this month, the IRS said, meaning that Americans will begin to see more money in their paychecks.
Not a single congressional Democrat voted for the tax cuts, which also slashed the corporate rate from 35 percent to 21 percent.
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