A clear majority of U.S. registered voters say they are better off now after nearly four years of Donald Trump’s presidency, according to a new survey from Gallup.
The survey, released on Oct. 7, found that 56% of Americans say they and their families are better off now than they were four years ago.
However, only 32% of Americans said they are worse off now than they were under the Obama administration.
In a response to the poll’s results, President Trump on Thursday tweeted, “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!”
According to Gallup, when President Barack Obama sought re-election in 2012, 45% said they were better off, and Obama went on to victory.
In 2004, George W. Bush won re-election after 47% in October said the same.
When his father, George H.W. Bush, sought another four years in 1992, the figure was only 38%, and he lost.
A poll in 1984 found 44% of Americans said yes to the same question, “Are you better off today than you were four years ago?” and Ronald Reagan went on to a 49-state landslide.
In February 2020, just before the CCP Virus pandemic and the lockdowns hit the economy, 61% of voters said they were better off than before President Trump took office in January 2017.
A separate survey by Gallup found that U.S. registered voters consider the economy as the most important issue of 16 that may potentially affect their choice for president.
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