Some interesting polling surprises out of Gallup:
Nearly half of Americans express a “great deal” or “fair amount” of confidence in Sen. Bernie Sanders (47%) and Gov. John Kasich (46%) to recommend the right thing for the U.S. economy — the highest ratings among the five remaining presidential candidates. Americans have the least confidence in Donald Trump (30%).
Does it surprise you that among Republicans, Kasich leads on economic issues and Trump is in last place?
And then there’s some news for Hillary:
Hillary Clinton ranks within striking distance of her Democratic competitor, Sanders, with 43% of Americans saying they have a great deal or fair amount of confidence in the former secretary of state. However, a majority of Americans (56%) say they have “only a little” or “almost [no]” confidence in her to recommend the right thing for the economy. Americans’ economic confidence in Clinton is lower now than during her 2008 campaign, when 51% were confident in her economic leadership.
Do the Kasich and Trump numbers on the economy surprise you?
What about the fact that Sanders has overtaken Hillary in this area?
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