Most voters now commend President Trump for his economic leadership but are less impressed by his performance when it comes to foreign affairs. That’s potentially good news for Republicans facing an election in which voters say Trump and the economy are the big issues.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters give the president good or excellent marks for his handling of the economy. Thirty-three percent (33%) still rate his performance in this area as poor. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Trump’s economic positives continue to rise from 39% in August of last year. Forty-nine percent (49%) gave his economic performance good or excellent marks four months ago.
When it comes to foreign policy, 45% of voters say Trump is doing a good or excellent job, down slightly from 47% in June. Forty-four percent (44%) consider his performance poor. Just six percent (6%) rate national security as their top voting issue, though.