Heading Into The Elections, More Americans Say They Are Better Off

No matter how much Democrats and their media allies attempt to downplay the economy, it’s been pretty good. They try and dink and dunk around the edges, claiming it is only good for The Rich, but, people keep proving Democrats wrong

More in U.S. Say They Are Better Off Than in Past Elections

Sixty-one percent of Americans say they are better off than they were three years ago, a higher percentage than in prior election years when an incumbent president was running. In the 1992, 1996 and 2004 election cycles, exactly half said they were better off. In three separate measures during the 2012 election cycle, an average of 45% said they were better off.

The current results, from a Jan. 16-29 Gallup poll, echo record highs, measured earlier in January, in Americans’ satisfaction with the way things are going in their personal life and in their assessments of their personal finances.

Relatedly, 52% of U.S. adults say it is easier for them to “go and buy things in the stores” than it was three years ago, higher than in the 1992, 1996 and 2004 election cycles, when the figures were closer to 40%.

Of course, Democrats are being moonbat nags

Americans’ perceptions of whether they are personally better off, and whether it is easier to buy things, appear to be influenced much more by their party leanings than by their economic situations. Sixty percentage points separate Republicans’ (89%) and Democrats’ (29%) assessments of whether they are better off than three years ago. Independents are essentially in the middle of the two groups, at 60%. Meanwhile, 64% of those in both upper- and middle-income households say they are better off, as do 49% of those in lower-income households.

But, if you look at the graphic in the post, 60% of Independents say they are better off, a full 14% higher than Obama in 2012, and ten points higher than Clinton 1996, when James Carville said “It’s the economy, stupid.” This is why Democrats can’t really attack Trump on the economy, and, instead, have to offer things like free healthcare, free this, free that. Of course, they don’t like to mention that they are pushing things like higher payroll taxes, massive government interference in all things economy, climate change taxes, etc and so on.

David Winston notes that Democrats are in denial

But it is their second objective that is more problematic for Democrats.  In debate after debate, appearance after appearance, their presidential hopefuls are trying to make the case that, despite a mountain of statistics to the contrary, the economy isn’t working for most Americans. In other words, they’re asking voters, “Who are you going to believe — us or the Bureau of Labor Statistics?”

Elizabeth Warren kicked things off in the first presidential debate by saying, “When you’ve got an economy that does great for those with money and isn’t doing great for everyone else, that is corruption, pure and simple. We need to call it out.” Democrats have been doing it ever since.

In last month’s Iowa debate, Joe Biden claimed that “where I come from, the neighborhoods I come from, they’re in real trouble. … The American public is getting clobbered. The wealthy are the only ones doing well, period.”

This might work with their unhinged base, but, most people, including the normal Democrat, isn’t buying.

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7 Responses to “Heading Into The Elections, More Americans Say They Are Better Off”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Donald Trump IS America! America IS Donald Trump!

    Donald Trump is purging the Executive branch of all dissent, and has weaponized the DOJ similar to Nixon. Donald Trump has neutered Congress and now has the Judiciary in his crosshairs.

    Get the popcorn and watch the dismantling of America!

  2. Kye says:

    You really mean the New Nazi Party the Dems created? Like in The Old Dominion?


    Congress in conjunction with the Deep State and protected by the lying Fake Media has conspired to overthrow the duly elected government of the United States. There is no punishment we could do that is not deserved and in fact merciful when The People’s House actually committs a coup against the very people they CLAIM to represent.

    If Trump were an actual dictator instead of the bull shit you lefties puke out he would execute every one from Nazi Peloser to Shift-for-brains and every commie on MSNBCCNN who aided in the attempted overthrow. That’s what Washington would have done. He hanged traitors. But since Trump is a dictator only in the minds of leftist pigs he will let them live. You’re luck I’m not Prez. I’m with George on this one!

    Trump 2020 Keep America Great

  3. Chumpchange says:

    Mitch. Get back to approving Judges because Trump is going to lose in 2020. I predict the GOP will lost 30 more seats in congress. 7 senate Seats and a communist will ascend to the White House, which will be an improvement over Trump.

    It doesn’t matter who runs against him. The country is sick of Trump. Even a communist would beat Trump in 2020. Putin should enter the race as an Independent. He can have Bloomberg as his VP.

    I make this based upon my travels. I talk to friends that voted for him in 2016 that are sick to death of his twitter bullshit and stupidity. It was funny at first but now he is just trolling out of spite rather than to make a point.

    Everyone I talk to now who voted for him in 2020 is not going to vote for him again. He actually turns their stomachs more times than he makes them happy. I can’t imagine how Hollywood feels.

    Trump is the turd in the punch bowl everyone talks about but no one is willing to throw out the punch and make some more.

    Trump is like that 800-pound gorilla sitting on your chest when you have a cold but to make it worse he farts in your face while he tweets.

    Trump is like the white elephant that doesn’t exist. He trolls and trolls and trolls only to end up so infuriating the left that they impeach him and then we have to sit through this BS while the nation gets nothing done for the people.

    Trump is that guy in HS who everyone laughs at. His name turns your stomach or makes you laugh.

    We all know Trump needed the apprentice to keep his lifestyle flamboyant. He won’t release his taxes which will probably show he’s worth about 10 million bucks and works for the KGB and China and Cuba and his bestest bud is Hillary Clinton.

    Trump should keep his mouth shut and do some work for the democrats.

    I have it on good authority that Trump/Pence is going to switch Parties and run as democrats and be elected in a landslide.

    Obama did nothing wrong. Clinton did nothing wrong. Carter did nothing wrong. Only Reagan, Bush, Bush and Trump are evil mother clukkers who should have been hanged after being shot just prior to having a lethal injection of democratic turds in their veins.

    And if you dont’ believe any of this. Just ask any Democrat who spends their days watching the Main Stream Media. They will tell you every bit of it is true.

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