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    US voters are reluctant to link policies of President Donald Trump to record high stock prices, the lowest unemployment rate in a decade and a recent surge in economic confidence, a Rasmussen Reports poll revealed on Thursday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Trump has cited a goal of raising economic growth above a 3 percent annual rate following eight years in which former President Barack Obama became the first leader in US history to preside over an economy with that failed to reach the 3 percent benchmark in any quarter.

    The Department of Commerce reported earlier this month that the US economy grew at a 2.6 percent annual rate during the April-June quarter, an upward revision that was partly attributed to a boost from trade.

    "Just 39 percent of likely US voters give the president good or excellent marks for the way he is handling economic issues," a press release accompanying the poll said.

    "Forty-four percent rate his economic performance as poor."

    Earlier in the day, Trump said on Twitter that the US stock market is "at an all-time high."


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