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Americans Feel Good About the Economy, Not So Good About Trump

  • Just 40 percent approve of president’s performance in office
  • Narrow majority expect stock market to be higher by year’s end
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Trump's Approval Rating Hits New Low: Bloomberg Poll

Almost six months into Donald Trump’s presidency, Americans are feeling fairly optimistic about their jobs, the strength of the U.S. 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 percent of Americans believe they’re moving closer to realizing their own career and financial aspirations, tied for the highest recorded in the poll since the question was first asked in February 2013.