Donald Trump has often promised that he would be “the greatest jobs president that God ever created.” Now he’ll have his chance to prove it.
Trump makes many boasts, of course, but as voters went to the polls on November 8, they put some stock in this one. They had consistently given Trump higher marks than Clinton in terms of who was likely to manage the economy better. And in the 2016 election, 52% of voters ranked the economy as their top issue—terrorism, at 18%, was a distant second. Furthermore, 62% of Americans rated the economy negatively. They said it was either “not good” or “poor.” Of this group, 67% broke for Trump. Likewise, 66% of voters believe that the country is seriously off-track, and 69% of those voters broke for Trump. Over a third of Americans said that they felt the next generation would be worse off.