On the first day President Donald Trump entered his fourth year in office, a poll showed the highest percentage of U.S. voters in nearly four years said the United States is tracking the right way.
Rasmussen Reports on Monday, Jan. 20, released a survey conducted for the week ending Jan. 16, which found that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters thought the United States is heading in the right direction, matching the highest level seen on the week from Feb. 26 to Mar. 2, 2017.
“This week’s finding is up five points from a week ago, and is the highest finding since February 2017,” Rasmussen wrote.
“By comparison, this number ran in the mid-to-upper 20s for much of 2016, President Obama’s last full year in office,” the pollster added.
President Trump has made record breaking results in the economy and for American people in his first three years in office. On Friday, Jan. 17, the last market day before the president started his fourth year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 29,348, representing an increase of 9,616 points, or 49%, since he took office on Jan. 20, 2017.
According to the White House, the United States added more than 7 million jobs since President Trump’s election, and for the first time on record there are more job openings than unemployed Americans.
While the unemployment rate remains at or below 4%, the lowest level in half a century, wages are growing at their fastest rate in a decade, with year-over-year wage gains exceeding 3% for the first time since 2009.
Since taking office, President Trump has rolled back nearly eight regulations for every new significant one. The deregulatory efforts have slashed regulatory costs by more than $50 billion.
In 2017, the president announced the U.S.’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, which would have killed millions of American jobs.
The Trump administration has reached better trade deals for the American people, including the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement (USMCA), which will generate over $68 billion in economic activity and create 176,000 new jobs; a phase-one trade agreement with China that will help rebalance the two countries’ trade relationship, and other deals with Japan and South Korea.
President Trump has also taken historic steps to confront the crisis on the nation’s borders and protect American communities. His administration is expected to build approximately 450 miles of new border wall by the end of 2020, in addition to striking new agreements with Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to help stop the flood of illegal immigration.
With policies to support law enforcement officers and make America’s communities safer, violent crime under President Trump fell in 2017 and 2018, after rising during each of the two years prior to him taking office.
Under President Trump, the United States killed ISIS leader al-Baghdadi and Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in efforts to fight terrorists all around the globe.
Honoring the military, the president honored American heroes in uniform like never before at the Salute to America on July 4, 2019. He signed an act authorizing a historic $738 billion in defense spending for fiscal year 2020.
President Trump has made battling the opioid crisis a top priority for his administration.
The president has appointed a historic number of federal judges, with 187 judicial nominees confirmed to the federal bench so far.
Such results made by the Trump administration are making “America stronger, prouder, and greater than ever before.”