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Trump Holds Significant Lead Over Biden On Handling Economy: Survey

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When it comes to who voters believe would be better at handling the economy overall between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, the latter gets the nod once again, according to a new survey.

For months now, respondents in poll after poll have said they believe that Trump, by far, would be a better steward of the U.S. economy, which soared during his first term before the pandemic. And now, a recent Financial Times/University of Michigan Ross School of Business has also found that Trump, by double digits, is preferred by voters when it comes to economic matters.

“Across the board, more chose Trump as the individual they believe would be better to handle the economy — 42 percent. Just 31 percent said the same of Biden, putting him 11 points behind Trump on that pressing issue. Another 21 percent said they neither trust Trump nor Biden on the issue of the economy,” Breitbart News reported, citing the polling data.

Furthermore, the poll found that just 27 percent currently rate the economy either “good” or “excellent,” and less than half, or 36 percent, approve of the way Biden has handled the economy, which has seen record-high inflation rates for nearly all consumer goods along with skyrocketing interest rates during his term.

The Financial Times noted further:

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The poll pointed to the sharp partisan divides that are weighing on Biden’s approval ratings. Seventy-one percent of Democrats said they approved of Biden’s handling of the economy, compared with just 5 percent of Republican voters.

But the survey also laid bare differences between different demographic groups. Trump continues to enjoy significant strength among lower-income Americans, suggesting the recent boom is not being felt equally across the economic divide.

Earlier this month, voters in a big, important swing state told pollsters that they trusted Trump far more with handling and growing the economy than his likely 2024 opponent, Biden.

According to a new Bloomberg/Morning Consult survey Wisconsin poll released Wednesday morning, 94 percent of registered voters said the economy will be a “very” or “somewhat” important factor in their decision for president.

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According to the poll, 32 percent of registered voters believed that the national economy was moving in the right direction, while 68 percent thought it was on the wrong track. In terms of trusting who would be better to handle the economy, 52 percent of registered voters said they would trust former President Trump more, 32 percent chose President Joe Biden, and 15 percent said neither, WISN reported.

Meanwhile, Democrats and other political opponents of Trump who were hoping to see him convicted of a crime and jailed before the November election are likely in for a big disappointment, according to a new analysis.

“Delays have piled up in federal court proceedings in the District of Columbia case about Trump’s attempt to steal the 2020 election and the Florida classified documents case against Trump, making it unclear whether either case will go to trial before November,” Vox reported on Wednesday.

The report noted that in the Florida case, the federal judge, Aileen Cannon, does not appear to be in any hurry to see Trump, who appointed her, put on trial. As for the D.C. case, that is awaiting a decision on Trump’s question of presidential immunity from an appeals court.

Scandalous allegations about Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis have recently consumed the Georgia election case, casting doubt on the viability of that prosecution. A judge will soon consider whether Willis and her office should be disqualified. He could decide not to do that, but even then, a trial date has not yet been set in the complex case,” Vox said.

As of now, the New York hush money case appears to be the only trial that remains on course. It is currently slated to begin on March 25. A judge decided earlier this week that the charges are proper and ordered the trial to continue as scheduled.

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