Gallup’s annual Economy and Personal Finance survey finds that of the major decision makers in the government, President Obama is the one most Americans trust to do the “right thing” when it comes to the economy.
President Obama’s approval rating in a recent CNN poll rose to 51 percent, though majorities disapproved of his policies when it came to specific issue sets like the economy, guns and immigration. But the president’s key advantage is that he remains far more popular and trusted than Republicans in Congress, who have almost the inverse of his approval rating on the economy, with 58 percent saying that they trust them “Only a little/Almost none.”
With only 38 percent trusting Republicans on the economy, they’ve nearly matched their lowest point of the decade, hit in 2008.
In contrast, Democrats in Congress are improving, veering closer to the highs they reached from 2007-2009.
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