Despite President Donald Trump’s confidence of a swift improvement in the U.S. economy, most people believe it will take more than a year for it to fully recover from COVID-19, according to a recent poll.

Trump has long touted the state of the economy pre-pandemic as an achievement, insisting that he built it once and will do so again. He previously suggested that third quarter GDP figures would be positive, welcoming the fact they are due for release just days before the election.

In remarks made over the weekend, Trump said the “economy is going to set records. And if stupid people aren’t elected next year, we’re going to have one of the greatest years that we’ve ever had.”

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However, despite these assurances, results from the August FT-Peterson US Economic Monitor showed the majority of those asked think it will take more than a

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