In the wake of a record turnout for an incumbent president in New Hampshire, President Donald Trump is flying high and looking good for re-election.
Part of the reason was revealed in a Gallup poll this week.
Americans were asked if they were better off now under Trump than they were four years ago?
Americans have answered that with a resounding, “Yes!” These are huge numbers, with 60% saying yes, higher than other presidents who were then re-elected.
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).
Going to be hard for Dems to win with this – esp far left candidates. pic.twitter.com/k9w7yarizZ
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) February 12, 2020
This is not just random thinking, as the question is asking if they feel it in their personal lives, and they feel it easier to buy things they want.
Democrats have been attacking the economy but these people know that’s not true. So not only are the Democrats not pitching the right message to win these people, but these people know that they’re being false because they feel the difference.
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.
This is despite day after day of attacks by Democrats and liberal media. Imagine if he didn’t have that — if Democrats and the media were actually honest about his achievements. Imagine if the Democrats had been accepting of the fact that he won and hadn’t spent every minute of the last few years since his election trying to take him out and undermine his presidency, how much better that would have been for the country and how much more could have gotten done? Of course, that’s part of the reason they did it, to impede his ability to do things.
Yet still, he persisted. Most Americans see it and have dismissed the impeachment games. But it’s still going to be a dogfight in the 2020 election to bring it across the line because Democrats will pull every trick in the book on the way to the election.
Trump’s turnout in New Hampshire is a sign that the enthusiasm is there, in abundance.
Uh…guys. This is a stunner. pic.twitter.com/azCY7nMshh
— Chris Stigall (@ChrisStigall) February 12, 2020
Replace that number with 130,000 which is what it was at the end.
Hold onto that enthusiasm, get everyone out to vote and America wins.