Trump selectively touts poll's economic numbers


16% give him an "A", 16% a "B", 11% at "C".

The January 10 Quinnipiac poll does show that 66 percent of voters feel the economy is "excellent or good" - but that's where the good news ends for Trump.

Voters were also asked to describe the first year of the president in open-ended questions and 25 words were negative in nature.

According to the results, released Wednesday, 66 per cent of the respondents feel the US economy is "excellent" or "good", while another 33 per cent said the economy was "not so good" or "poor".

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.

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The poll released found that 40 percent of voters said Trump was "more responsible for the current state of the economy", while 49 percent believed that former President Barack Obama shared more responsibility.

When asked who was more responsible for the current economic conditions, nearly half of respondents, 49 percent, said former President Obama, while 40 percent named President Trump. While almost 70 per cent of voters feel Trump is not "level headed", 53 per cent feel the president is "intelligent" compared to the 44 per cent who said he's not "intelligent" and the 28 per cent who said he's "level headed".

Asked to describe Trump's first year in one word, 69 people said "disaster" and 62 "chaotic".

Quinnipiac said the poll surveyed 1,106 voters nationwide and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points.