It is another impressive record set by President Trump.
In Obama’s reelection year of 2012, 45% said they were better off than they were four years before.
Gallup found that 61% now say they are better off than they were three years ago.
That’s a huge jump.
Not only are they happier about their finances, but their lives in general.
If this keeps up, the Democratic nominee should vote for Trump and make it unanimous.
Gallup analyst Jeffrey Jones wrote:
“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.”
“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, in the 1992, 1996 and 2004 election cycles, when the figures were closer to 40%.”
As Gallup reported earlier in February, 49% of Americans approve of the job the nation’s 45th president is doing in office. The researchers believe Trump’s strong poll numbers are being driven by his handling of the country’s booming economy.
“Americans’ confidence in the economy is higher than at any point in the past two decades,” wrote Jones.
“Sixty-three percent of Americans now approve of the way Trump is handling the economy, up 6 points from the prior reading in November,” he added while noting the economy’s popularity is the highest it has been since the early days of the George W. Bush presidency.
“It is the highest economic approval rating not only for Trump, but for any president since George W. Bush enjoyed stratospheric job approval ratings in the first few months after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.”