Trump and Congress Battle Over Budget... but What do Americans Really Want?


Article originally appeared on Business Insider on March 27, 2017

March 27, 2017


As President Trump and Congress begin to hash out the details on his proposed budget, let’s take a closer look at what the American public actually wants to see from the 45th President of the United States. Legg Mason Asset Management surveyed 900 Americans in January and February 2017 to see where investors would like to see the administration to focus their efforts.

The top two priorities? Paying fewer taxes and keeping U.S. jobs from going overseas. And how optimistic are respondents that this will actually happen? 37% of those surveyed thought Trump would actually lower their taxes and 48% believe he will keep U.S. jobs from going overseas.

As we near the culmination of Trump’s first 100 days as President of the United States, time will tell if our elected leaders will accomplish what the people want.


Legg Mason, a global asset management firm, and Cicero Research conducted a global survey of 900 U.S. investors in January and February 2017. The results of this survey are not meant to be viewed as investment advice or a solicitation for investment.

© 2017 Legg Mason Investor Services, LLC. Member FINRA, SIPC

All investments involve risk, including loss of principal. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Please see each product’s webpage for specific details regarding investment objective, risks associated with hedge funds, alternative investments and other risks, performance and other important information. Review this information carefully before you make any investment decision.