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Trump takes 11-point lead over Biden on economy: poll

Trump takes 11-point lead over Biden on economy: poll

Former President Trump has a large lead over President Biden in a new poll released by The Financial Times that shows him ahead by 11 points on the question of who would best handle the economy, often the key issue in a presidential election. About 42 percent of respondents in the poll released Sunday said Trump would be the best steward for the U.S. economy going forward, while 31 percent chose Biden. The remaining were undecided or said neither candidate. The figure underlines a dilemma for Biden, who is presiding over historically low unemployment and a booming stock market but seemingly has yet to convince voters of his economic stewardship. The Financial Times poll did show some evidence of rising sentiment on the economy. About 27 percent of respondents said the U.S. economy is “excellent” or “good,” up from 21 percent in a poll four months ago. Similarly, 47 percent of respondents said they can “comfortably” pay their expenses, up three percent from November. But that sentiment has not crossed into approval for Biden. His …