The numbers are rather startling considering national polls show former Vice President Joe Biden leading Trump by wide margins nationally.
A summary of the poll reads: “Gallup’s most recent survey found a clear majority of registered voters (56%) saying they are better off now than they were four years ago, while 32% said they are worse off.”
That is an 11 point increase over the numbers the Obama-Biden administration received in 2012.
It should be noted that this survey was conducted prior to two events that may have hurt Trump in the polls – the presidential debate, and the President’s coronavirus diagnosis.
The Gallup Poll has just come out with the incredible finding that 56% of you say that you are better off today, during a pandemic, than you were four years ago (OBiden). Highest number on record! Pretty amazing!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 9, 2020
America is Better Off Than They Were Four Years Ago And Other Numbers
It was Ronald Reagan who famously asked during his presidential campaign in 1980, “Are you better off today than you were four years ago?”
The question was posed during a tight race against Democrat President Jimmy Carter and launched Reagan to a huge popular vote and electoral victory.
Remarkably, according to Gallup, when the same question was posed during his re-election campaign in 1984, Reagen garnered far less support than Trump at 44 percent.
He still went on to obliterate Walter Mondale, 525 electoral votes to 13.
Gallup: “Most Say They Are Better Off Now Than Four Years Ago”
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) October 9, 2020
In fact, Trump’s ‘better off’ numbers are higher than any poll conducted since then – Bill Clinton in 1992 (38%), George W. Bush in 2004 (47%) and Barack Obama in 2012 (45%).
Trump’s numbers are the only clear majority – well over 50 percent – whereas, all of the previously mentioned Presidents easily won re-election.
Gallup: 56% say they’re better off than they were four years ago, and Trump leads Biden 49/46 on the “I agree with him on issues” metric. But Trump tumbles eight net points on the question of “presidential qualities.” That’s the ballgame right now. *He* is why he’s trailing.
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) October 9, 2020
Approval Ratings On Par With Other Presidents Who Won Re-Election
The ‘better off’ poll comes despite a global pandemic and Democrat-led government shutdown that has ruined the economy.
Even after everything the country has gone through, the American people still view themselves as being in a better position than they were under the Obama administration.
Could the media be wrong about the President?
President Trump aggressively responded to the coronavirus by shutting down travel with China and launching the greatest mobilization of American industry since World War II.
Another great jobs report!
Unemployment fell to 7.9% and over a half a million jobs were added.
Thanks to @realDonaldTrump the Great American Comeback is STILL happening!
— Tommy Hicks (@TommyHicksGOP) October 2, 2020
The Gallup poll also shows 49 percent of registered voters agree with the President on the issues, compared to 46 percent who side with Biden.
When it comes to presidential qualities, however, Biden leads Trump 49-44 percent.
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