Americans say they have more trust that President Obama will do “the right thing” for the economy than his rival, Mitt Romney, a new Gallup Poll released Friday shows. The results are more favorable to Obama than those in a similar poll on the economy released the day before.
According to the new poll, 50 percent of Americans said they trusted the president either “a great deal” or a “fair amount” to do the right thing on the economy, while the former Massachusetts governor received only 42 percent.
Obama is the most trusted national figure in the poll, leading Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke with 39 percent, and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, with 36 percent.
The results contrast with those found in a NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll of registered voters released on Thursday. In that poll, asked whether Obama or Romney has "good ideas to improve the economy," 40 percent chose Romney while only 34 percent picked Obama.
The Gallup poll of 1,016 adults -- a wider pool than registered voters -- was conducted April 9-12. The margin of error was plus or minus 4 percentage points.