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How Much has Trump Helped Stocks Rally? Voters are Split: Reuters Poll

How Much has Trump Helped Stocks Rally? Voters are Split: Reuters Poll

How Much has Trump Helped Stocks Rally? Voters are Split: Reuters Poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump may give himself credit for the performance of the U.S. stock market during his term, but only around a third of Americans agree, according to a Reuters poll.

Trump has repeatedly highlighted on Twitter and to reporters the stock market’s stunning run-up, making it part of his case for re-election this November. The benchmark S&P 500, which cratered in February and March when coronavirus hit the U.S. economy, has squeaked into positive territory for the year to date and is trading less than 5% below its record intra-day high, hit on Feb. 19.

“I was honored to see that the stock market… set a record in a short period of time,” Trump said in March, before the coronavirus pandemic fully hit the U.S. economy. Read more…

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