WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Some 54 percent of US adults say they are optimistic that President Donald Trump will bring prosperity to the United States, a Gallup poll revealed.
"Trump has consistently found his strongest public support on economic issues," a press release with the survey stated on Friday. "Gallup polling the week after he won the election in November found Americans most optimistic that Trump would be able to ‘reduce unemployment and create new jobs’ (62 percent) and ‘improve the economy’ (60 percent)."
Trump fared worse when it comes to generating optimism over environmental and energy policies.
Trump has proposed major rollbacks of Obama policies in all three policy areas – economy, environment and energy.
On the economy, Trump has begun implementing plans to eliminate thousands of regulations that saddled small- and mid-sized companies with added costs and also to cut the industrial world’s highest corporate tax rate (35 percent), which many blame for an exodus of US companies to other nations.
On the environment and energy, Trump has pledged to end many Obama-era regulations, which he claims have also hobbled the US economy.