American voters trust two presidential candidates the most with handling the economy, but neither of them is likely to be on the ballot this fall.
According to Gallup, nearly half of voters express a “great deal” or “fair amount” of confidence in Bernie Sanders (47%) and John Kasich (46%) to recommend the right thing for the U.S. economy. That’s the highest ratings among the five remaining presidential candidates.
Kasich and Sanders receive the most positive ratings overall because of the higher levels of confidence they evoke in independent voters.
Hillary Clinton is close behind her Democratic opponent with 43 percent.
Republicans Ted Cruz and Donald Trump inspire little confidence on economic matters. Cruz inspires 35 percent, and Americans have the least confidence in Trump with just 30 percent.
All five candidates inspire less trust on the economy than President Obama who is at 51 percent.