Poll shows Trump with an 11-point lead over Biden on economy

President Biden is currently leading former President Trump by 11 points in a new poll released by The Financial Times. The poll asked respondents who would best handle the economy, and 42 percent of them chose Trump, while 31 percent opted for Biden. The remainder were undecided or said neither candidate.

Biden’s approval on the economy is still at 36 percent, which is the same as the November survey. Despite historically low unemployment and a booming stock market under his presidency, Biden has not fully convinced voters of his economic stewardship. In fact, rising sentiment on the economy was only seen among 27 percent of respondents who said the U.S. economy is “excellent” or “good,” up from 21 percent in a poll four months ago.

The Trump campaign has continued to criticize Biden over inflation, pointing out that consumer prices rose 3.4 percent between January 2022 and January 2023. Meanwhile, the Biden administration has sought to highlight its accomplishments on the economy, with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen boasting about the “historic recovery” of the U.S. economy under their leadership last week, citing strong GDP growth and declining inflation rates.

Overall, this poll points to how complex voter sentiment regarding both candidates and their approaches to the U.S. economy can be.

In conclusion, it’s clear that voter sentiment on who would best handle

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