A recent survey conducted by the Financial Times found that a majority of Americans trust President Donald Trump to handle the US economy better than President Joe Biden. According to the FT/University of Michigan Ross School of Business poll, 42% of Americans said they felt Trump would be the better steward for the economy, while 31% chose Biden and 21% said they trusted neither candidate.
The monthly polling series, first conducted 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, Trump’s strength in this month’s survey comes as a surprise.
The online poll of 1,006 registered voters across the US was conducted Feb. 2-Feb. 5 by the Democratic strategists Global Strategy Group and Republican polling firm North Star Opinion Research. It had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.