President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
If there’s one thing President Donald Trump has proven is that when it comes to our economy, he knows what he’s doing. We’ve never seen bigger growth and betters speeds than under his leadership.
This has apparently generated so much confidence in the American people that even as our economy is under freefall due to the Wuhan virus, Trump’s economic approval numbers are remaining unchanged.
A Morning Consult poll shows that confidence in Trump’s handling of the economy is still high:
Last week’s turmoil in the stock market and growing concerns about the long-term impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the U.S. economy have not shaken voters’ views on President Donald Trump’s chief selling point as he faces re-election this fall.
A new Morning Consult/Politico poll, conducted March 13-16, found that half of voters approve of Trump’s handling of the economy, statistically similar to findings from polls conducted in the first two months of the year. The figure exceeds his overall approval rating by 7 percentage points and is driven by positive sentiment among nearly 9 in 10 Republicans and a plurality of independents.
As we continue to fall, this number may very likely change. However, the real test will come when the pandemic ends and the quarantine is over. The country may be faced with the massive task of digging its way out of a recession, however, it’s likely that Trump’s policies and economic leadership will have us out and back on top faster than the previous recession which was seen over by former President Barack Obama.
Should the recovery prove quick and effective, then it can only strengthen Trump’s case going into 2020. Since Trump’s economy is his greatest strength and likely his chief ticket to reelection, a comeback from the lowest of lows would pretty much guarantee a win against Biden.