Trump touts a poll that's awful for him

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President Donald Trump on Thursday appeared to cherry-pick a poll's finding that two-thirds of American voters believe the economy is doing very well, ignoring that respondents do not credit him for the success. "That is the highest number ever recorded by this poll", he wrote on Twitter.

While nearly two-thirds of USA voters, 66 percent, described the nation's economy as good or excellent - the highest percentage in Quinnipiac polls going back to 2001 - nearly half of them, 49 percent, gave the credit to former President Barack Obama, while 40 percent credited Trump.

Sixty-three percent of respondents say he is not honest; 59 percent say he does not have good leadership skills; and 59 percent said he does not care about average Americans.

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.

Another 33 percent said the economy is "not so good" or "poor".

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

"In new Quinnipiac Poll, 66% of people feel the economy is "Excellent or Good".

Another 45 percent said that Democrats should begin impeachment proceedings if they regain the House.

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The Quinnipiac poll also asked voters, in an open-ended question, to describe Trump's first year in office in one word.

More than half of the 43 words uttered about Trump's freshman year at least five times, 25, were negative, while just 10 were positive and eight were considered neutral, including "interesting" and "different".

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