Published: Fri, January 12, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

39 percent of Americans grade Trump's first year an 'F'

39 percent of Americans grade Trump's first year an 'F'

Even though 66 percent of American voters believe the economy is either "excellent" or "good", only 37 percent believe that Trump's policies are helping the economy.

According to a Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday, 66 percent of voters said they believed the economy is "excellent" or "good"-a record high for the poll since it started asking the question in 2001. Something noble about the presidency", former CBS news anchor Dan Rather told Salon in November".

More voters in the poll said Obama's policies led to the high-performing economy while 40% said Trump deserves credit
More voters in the poll said Obama's policies led to the high-performing economy while 40% said Trump deserves credit

The December 5 national poll found GOP tax plan benefits rich, voters say nearly 3-1; Trump job approval stuck at 35 percent.

However, the poll results show 49 per cent of voters said Obama was more responsible for the state of the economy compared to the 40 per cent who said Trump was more responsible.

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Frequently cited by journalists, public officials and researchers, the independent Quinnipiac University Poll regularly surveys residents in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and nationwide about political races, state and national elections, and issues of public concern, such as schools, taxes, transportation, municipal services and the environment.

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The poll was conducted between January 5 and January 9 and asked just over 1,100 voters how they would sum up the state of the economy. The president also received an "A" from 16 percent of voters, a "B" from another 16 percent, a "C" from 11 percent of voters and 17 percent give him a "D".

Despite this, Trump tweeted out portions of the poll on Thursday.

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But perhaps most frightening, 69 percent of voters believe the president is not level-headed, and 57 percent believe he is not fit to serve. His job approval rating is 36 percent.

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