A recent survey commissioned by the Financial Times has revealed that more Americans trust former President Donald Trump to handle the US economy than current President Joe Biden. In a poll conducted by the FT/University of Michigan Ross School of Business, 42% of Americans said they believed Trump would be the better steward for the economy, while 31% chose Biden and 21% said they trusted neither candidate.
The monthly polling series, which began in November, aims to track voter sentiment on the economy in the lead-up to the presidential election. Despite voters reporting some improvements in their personal financial circumstances and their outlook for the overall economy, it is surprising to see Trump’s strength in this month’s survey.
The online poll of 1,006 registered voters across the US was conducted from February 2nd to February 5th by Democratic strategists Global Strategy Group and Republican polling firm North Star Opinion Research. The margin of error for this poll was plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.