Economic optimism soars under Trump, higher than Reagan, Clinton, Obama

by Bryan Brammer · Feb 6th, 2020 12:30 pm

Last Updated Feb 6th, 2020 at 3:06 pm

According to Gallup's annual "Mood of the Nation" survey, economic optimism has reached a record high under the Trump administration, surpassing marks reached by former presidents Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama.

The survey found that 59 percent of Americans believe they are "better off" while those who feel they are "worse off" have dropped to 20 percent, a record low.

The economic optimism is higher than when former President Reagan made his economy the focal point of his campaign and better than the dot-com boom under the Clinton administration.

The survey also revealed 63 percent satisfaction with how President Trump is handling the current economy.

Additionally, about 74 percent of Americans predict their economic wealth will be much better a year from now, resulting in the highest optimism since 1977.


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