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As President Trump visits Davos, Americans are more confident in the United States' ability to compete with other countries — but not necessarily because of Trump's economic leadership, according to a new Axios/SurveyMonkey poll. The change is mainly because Republicans are more confident than they were in 2011.

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Data: SurveyMonkey poll conducted Jan. 11 to 18, 2018. Poll methodology. Washington Post poll conducted Jan. 13 to 17, 2011.; Chart: Lazaro Gamio / Axios

Yes, but: They didn’t think much of Trump’s economic leadership; 58% said they had little to no confidence in it. That's only slightly worse than Barack Obama. In a 2011 Washington Post poll, 55% of Americans had little to no confidence in his economic leadership.

The bottom line: Neither Trump nor Obama had a great deal of support from the public in their economic policies, but Republicans are clearly feeling better about U.S. economic strength now that the White House and Congress are in GOP hands.

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Abrams’ campaign manager rules out 2024 run if she wins governor's race

Photo: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images

In her first major interview since the official announcement, Stacey Abrams' campaign manager Lauren Groh-Wargo quashed speculation that the Georgia Democrat would interrupt a theoretical gubernatorial term to run for president in 2024.

Why it matters: Abrams' name has come up repeatedly as a top 2024 Democratic contender given President Joe Biden's age and Vice President Kamala Harris's low favorability rating.

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Trump social media group raises $1 billion from undisclosed investors

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Donald Trump's social media startup on Saturday announced that it secured $1 billion in new investment as part of its ongoing efforts to become publicly traded via a blank check company.

Between the lines: None of the investors were identified, which is highly unusual for this sort of transaction.

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A salon on the Upper East Side of New York that offers IV drip therapies. Photo: Jennifer A. Kingson/Axios

IV drips — the kind you might get if you're rushed to the hospital — are trending as a spa treatment, thanks in part to endorsements by celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Madonna.

Why it matters: Like other "wellness" trends with a whiff of medical imprimatur, IV nutrient drips can be harmless or mildly restorative — or go awry, particularly in the wrong hands.