POLL: Majority of Americans Better off Now Than When Trump Took Office

February 13, 2020   |   by James G. Dalton

A new Gallup poll has revealed that 60 percent of Americans say they are better off now than they were before President Trump took office.

According to Town Hall:

It’s time for another installment of “polls that would suggest the incumbent president is cruising to re-election,” and it’s another entry from Gallup.  Last week, the pollster released a blockbuster survey that was so ostentatiously good for Trump that it felt worthy on inclusion in this analysis of the president’s best week yet.  And now they’re back with more.  Americans are getting a lot of good economic news, and they’re feeling it in their lives:

Gallup: More Americans say it is easier for them to go out and buy things in stores than before Trump took office, 52-36.

Again that beats W, Clinton, and HW Bush by a healthy margin (wasn’t asked in 2012).

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:

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:

The polls do not show President Trump is the clear frontrunner but many of the other metrics do suggest he is.

via trumptrainnews

Recent Comments

  1. Joseph Corson

    February 13, 2020 @ 3:13 pm

    Trump/Pence 2020!

  2. Terry Hays

    February 13, 2020 @ 3:17 pm

    No help from the do nothing Democratic party all they want is to destroy American democracy and become a socialist country Term limits for Congress ASAP vote vote vote critical for democracy

  3. Paul M Dendulk

    February 13, 2020 @ 3:35 pm

    Democrats are so far behind this early in the election year, that it would take a lot of voter fraud and corruption to keep him from being re-elected. There are no strong democrats on the bench, only those that want to increase taxes and force Americans to live in a failed socialistic society. Trumps next term is to take the House back, set term limits and and make his final move to get rid of over paid career politicians with no real life experience we cannot afford.

  4. Joe Kincaid

    February 13, 2020 @ 3:37 pm

    It is time to tell the socialists, and their violent, misguided, and to stupid to understand the facts followers; pack it up and get the hell out. YOU AREN’T WANTED HERE! Oh, and hey, please take that fossilized BS who spouts nothing but BS with you. Take the squad with you, and go make friends with the warlords in Somalia, Omar and her squad buddies can introduce your worthless backsides, and you might even get the deluxe treatment afforded all infidels.

  5. Renee Palmer

    February 13, 2020 @ 3:42 pm

    These donkeycrates, the do nothings, B U T SPEND the TAX-PAYERS $$$$$$$$,
    with ABANDONMENT, who care’s … this is THEIR Right ……. you JUST shut up, worker
    harder so they can be more wasteful … what is over 24 TRILLION and counting !!
    the BUDGET The President Put Forward, was automatically vetoed !! more money for the Military, Infostructer,
    Vets , and ?? i saw NO waste ……. so, somwhere down the LINE the HOUSE will PUT theirs in and i’m sure
    President Trump won’t sign it !
    stand-off, B U T the BUDGET will need to pass O R ……………… A S H U T D O W N !!
    these A$$E$’ Just N E V E R L E A R N !! stupidity and ignorance R U L E S !! PAY BACK ….. V O T E
    T H E M OUT !! !! – 2020 !! Y E S THE HOUSE IS UP FOR GRABS !! BEST way to get rid of PELOSI,
    if their names’ are in the booklet ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, O N E MORE thing …….. a s k for a PAPER BALLOT, NO MORE DEAD PEOPLE VOTING, or MULTIPLE VOTING, ILLEGALS ………

  6. Jeff

    February 13, 2020 @ 4:01 pm

    There still are many sleeping majorities out there. Wake up, get off the couch and vote this November. Your vote does count. It at least erases an illegal vote. If you don’t vote, you just voted for them. Understand that logic ?

  7. SeabeePa

    February 13, 2020 @ 4:04 pm

    I agree on Term limits for Congress ASAP vote, vote, vote, critical for democracy. Also when they leave Office they don’t keep getting their pay. Because when we retire from the Military we get 80% of our base pay but we have to wait until we are 60 yr old or older to get it and we can’t collect both SS and our base pay. Its one or the other an yet Congreeman get to collect both.

  8. Richard Morton

    February 13, 2020 @ 4:10 pm

    We can’t take it for granted. We must bote the democrats out, so the President can finish keeping his word. He will be the only President in history to do everything he promised.

  9. George

    February 13, 2020 @ 4:11 pm

    Get ready for the Dems to start coming out with the old Obama “You didn’t build that” BS. They’ll be trying to take credit for any success as being left over effects from Obama just like all the problems were Bush’s fault.

  10. Bob Howard

    February 13, 2020 @ 5:01 pm

    I beleave Trump is God sent. From one to 100 he is 100. He is the BEST.

  11. Bob Howard

    February 13, 2020 @ 5:12 pm

    I beleave Trump is GOD sent. From one to 100 he is 100, He is the best.

  12. Patsy Anne Riley

    February 13, 2020 @ 5:44 pm

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    Bob Howard I totally believe with you that he was sent by he knew that we were just handing on he has kept his promise

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