Poll: Americans trust governors most among economic players

More than two in three Americans (68%) say they have “a great deal” or a “fair amount” of confidence in their state’s governor to make the right economic recommendations — a higher level of confidence than they have for federal leaders, including President Donald Trump (47%) as well as Republican (47%) and Democratic leaders (46%) in Congress…

The current level of confidence in state governors to handle the economy is higher than the previous 58% and 51% ratings that governors received in 2011 and 2014, respectively — though governors ranked much higher than federal leaders in each of those polls as well.

Meanwhile, small majorities of Americans have confidence in the economic management of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin (51%) and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell (58%). Powell’s latest confidence rating is higher than the 45% and 50% figures Gallup found in his first two years in the role.