Gallup: Are You Better Off Today Than You Were Four Years Ago?
A resounding YES!
This is remarkable on so many levels, but I will draw your attention to the absolute decimation of the Left's constant drumbeat narrative that the world respects us LESS now, than when Obama was President.
We are feeling pretty good about ourselves, it would appear.
Voters are also not buying the lie that Trump is riding Obama's economy coattails. Clearly Americans see that Trump is responsible for our astoundingly strong economy in 2020.
I just don't see how you throw socialism up against this and expect to win.
Ronald Reagan famously asked voters, "are you better off today than you were four years ago?" Faced with that same question in 2020, Americans have responded 'yes' by a dramatic 25-point margin. And as you can see, they're personally experiencing the effects of the economic boom, with a substantial majority responding that it feels easier for them to buy the items they desire. When Democrats try to talk down the economy, this is what they're up against. A few more metrics:
By a (62/37) margin, Americans say President Trump deserves a 'great deal' or a 'fair amount' of credit for the strong economy -- vs. little or no credit.
Voters split almost evenly on credit for President Obama (51/48).https://news.gallup.com/poll/285593/say-better-off-past-elections.aspx …
Voters also see the US as more respected in the world -- and safer/stronger in 2020 than they did in 2012 -- when the incumbent Democratic president was re-elected:
On the latter point, it's an article of faith on the Left and in most of the media that America's standing in the world is diminished under this president -- and that Barack Obama restored the respect that was lost during the Bush era. But Americans see things differently. This question has swung 14 points in a positive direction under Trump, compared to Barack Obama's re-election year of 2012. Safe/strong sentiments were (+2) that year; they're (+8) today, with a clear majority saying those descriptors now apply, up from a narrow plurality. As for measurements of 'credit,' Democrats keep trying to convince people that Trump is just coasting on Obama's economic coattails. Voters aren't buying it, giving the current president significantly more credit than his predecessor for the current age of prosperity.
They're right to do so. Because of his anti-growth policies, Obama presided over the slowest recovery the United States has experienced since World War II. Trump's pro-growth tax and regulatory reforms have helped improve the economy on nearly every conceivable metric, with wage growth disproportionately benefitting working people. The "one percent" rhetoric is a relic. It's a weak talking point that Trump's actual results have exposed as weaker than ever. But -- and with Trump, there's often a 'but' -- the dark lining in this silver cloud of spectacular public opinion data is both obvious and familiar:
It's pretty amazing that with these numbers, we can't confidently predict that the incumbent president would blow out the candidate arguing that things are so broken we need a socialist revolution to remedy them. Such is the unique nature of the Trump phenomenon. https://twitter.com/guypbenson/status/1227600688764444677 …