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    Confidence in the economic future of the United States among Americans has turned positive for the first time in 18 months after the election of President-elect Donald Trump, a new Gallup poll announced on Tuesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Last week showed US Economic Confidence Indepositive to rise for the first time in more than a year and a half, according to the poll.

    "Gallup's US Economic Confidence Index was +4 for the week ending Nov. 20, the first full week of interviewing after the November 8 presidential election," the company said in a report on Tuesday.

    Last week, Gallup reported an improvement in Americans' views of the economy in the first few days after the presidential election on November 8 that Trump, the Republican nominee, won in a unexpectedly over Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

    "Americans' confidence in the economy is now higher than it has been for most of Gallup's tracking trend over the past nine years. The heightened confidence places Trump on much better footing than what his predecessor Barack Obama started his first term with," Gallup stated.

    The weekly average had been —11 in the last full week before the election when Clinton was almost universally expected to win. But it rose to zero for the week of November 7-13, which included both pre-election and post-election interviewing, Gallup added.


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