CNN Poll: Americans Think Country Is Doing Better With Trump Than With Obama

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Amber Athey Podcast Columnist
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A new CNN poll reveals more Americans now think the country is doing well than at any point during President Barack Obama’s entire eight years in office.

The poll, conducted by SSRS, found that 57 percent of Americans believe that the country is doing well under President Donald Trump, which is higher than any point throughout Obama’s presidency.

The percentage who think things are going well is up from 49 percent in February and is higher than at any point since January of 2007, two years before Obama took office.

CNN mentioned that “almost 6 in 10 say things in the country are going well” in the opening paragraph of the poll writeup, but waited until the fourth paragraph to share that the number was higher than any of the times recorded during Obama’s tenure. Instead, CNN first noted that Trump’s approval rating is holding steady at 41 percent but that support for Trump on the issues is slowly climbing.

The vast improvement in the percentage of Americans who think the country is doing well is largely attributed to Democrats. Only 25 percent of Democrats said things were going well in February, while 40 percent said the same in March.

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