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Americans feel good about economy, not so about Trump

Just 40% of Americans approve of the job he is doing in the White House

John McCormick | Bloomberg 

Almost six months into Donald Trump’s presidency, Americans are feeling fairly optimistic about their jobs, the strength of the US economy, and their own fortunes. That should be welcome news for the president, except for one thing: The public’s confidence largely appears to be in spite of Trump, not because of him. The latest Bloomberg National Poll shows 58 per cent of Americans believe they’re moving closer to realising their own career and financial aspirations, tied for the highest recorded in the poll since the question was first asked in February 2013. A ...

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First Published: Tue, July 18 2017. 02:31 IST