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President Donald Trump gesture as he walks on the South Lawn of the White House upon his return to Washington, D.C., after a weekend in Palm Beach, Florida, Feb. 20, 2017. Reuters

President Donald Trump’s first month in office was a hectic several weeks. From an overturned immigration ban to leaked reports that Trump’s campaign aides had been in contact with Russia, even Democrats might concede that Trump’s first month has been anything but boring.

Still, after everything that’s happened over the past month, nearly half of voters said they expected the economy would improve under Trump's presidency. About the same number of voters expected relations with other countries to get worse.

These findings, from a Morning Consult/POLITICO poll released Wednesday morning, came from a survey of voters asking whether they expected certain issues to get better or worse during the next four years. Overall, Americans were fairly optimistic about job growth and the economy under Trump both of which were major sticking points when he ran for president.

"We're going to create jobs," he said in January, repeating a campaign promise. "I said that I will be the greatest jobs producer that God ever created. And I mean that, I'm going to work very hard on that."

Many voters were convinced. One such optimist was Patricia Nana, a naturalized citizen from Cameroon who spoke to the Washington Post after Trump signed a measure killing a Barack Obama-era Stream Protection Rule that critics said would rob miners of jobs.

“If he hadn’t gotten into office, 70,000 miners would have been put out of work,” Nana told the Post. “I saw the ceremony where he signed that bill, giving them their jobs back, and he had miners with their hard hats and everything — you could see how happy they were."

In actuality, that measure was only predicted to do away with about 260 mining jobs per year, while creating 250 jobs.

Want to know more? Here’s a breakdown of the results from the Morning Consult/POLITICO poll:

  • On job growth: 47 percent of voters believed it would get better over the next four years; 27 percent believed it would get worse; and 18 percent thought it would stay about the same.
  • On the economy: 46 percent believed it would improve over the next four years; 33 percent believed it would worsen; and 14 percent expected it to stay about the same.
  • On national security: 43 percent expected it to improve; 37 percent believed it would get worse; and 12 percent thought it would stay about the same.
  • On the stability of the U.S.: 39 percent thought it would improve; 40 percent expected it to worsen; 13 percent thought it would stay about the same.
  • On relations with other countries: 31 percent thought it would improve; 47 percent believed it would get worse; 14 percent believed there would be no change.

Expectations were split between party lines:

  • On the economy: 53 percent of Democrats believed the economy would get worse under Trump, but 75 percent of Republicans thought it would get better.
  • On job growth: 45 percent of Democrats thought it would worsen, while 74 percent of Republicans thought the opposite.
  • On relations with other countries: 69 percent of Democrats believed those relations would get worse, but only 21 percent of Republicans believed the same.