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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.

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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.

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In contrast, Democrats in Congress are improving, veering closer to the highs they reached from 2007-2009.

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File this under asked and answered. Former Georgia House minority leader and voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams trended much of the day on Wednesday after Republican Sen. John Kennedy questioned whether she thought a restrictive voting bill signed into law last month is racist. "I think there are provisions of it that are racist, yes," the former Georgia gubernatorial candidate answered. Abrams was speaking during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on voting rights on Tuesday when Kennedy made the mistake of asking her for a list of the provisions she objects to in the Georgia legislation.

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