Numbers Don't Lie, People Love Trump's Economy Way More Than Obama's


Prior to President Donald Trump’s election, all of the “experts” predicted dire economic gloom that included a crashed stock market, a plummeting dollar value and rampant joblessness in a veritable redo of the Great Depression.

Instead, following Trump’s first year in office, we have seen a roaring economy with a skyrocketing stock market — notwithstanding recent volatility and overdue corrections — a strengthening dollar, and historic low unemployment numbers … although Democrats and their media allies are hard-pressed to admit it, or will delusionally credit Trump’s economic success to the policies of his predecessor.

But let’s pause for a moment and flashback to November of 2016, and take a glance at former President Barack Obama’s poll numbers via Quinnipiac as they related to the economy at the time.

That poll at the end of Obama’s two terms in office found that only 39 percent of Americans rated the economy as “excellent” or “good,” while 60 percent said the economy was “not so good” or “poor.”

Furthermore, only 30 percent thought the economy was improving, while 24 percent said it was getting worse and 45 percent said it had remained unchanged.

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On a more personal note, only 21 percent of voters said Obama’s policies helped their personal financial situation, while 33 percent said his policies had personally hurt their standing and 44 percent stated that he had made no financial difference to them personally.

Now, fast-forward to the present day and check out this new poll from Quinnipiac to see the numbers that expose the liberal lies about Trump and the economy.

A full 70 percent of American voters stated that Trump’s economy was either “excellent” or “good” as compared to Obama’s 39 percent.

On top of that, an astonishing 75 percent of respondents said that their personal financial situation under Trump’s economy was “excellent” or “good,” as compared to Obama’s lowly numbers.

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Also disproving the laughable line that the current economic success was attributable to the prior policies of Obama, voters instead credited Trump 48-41 percent for the economic growth being witnessed these days.

Voters also approved of the manner in which Trump has handled the economy thus far by a measure of 55-43 percent, his highest mark since taking office.

Meanwhile, the constant and repetitive negative drumbeat from the liberal media has kept Trump’s overall approval numbers mired in sub-50 percent territory.

However, as Front Page Mag pointed out in covering the disparity of these economic numbers, approval ratings don’t really matter as much as Americans’ confidence in the economy in the big picture.

Though some people may choose to focus in on such things as popularity and manipulated approval numbers, far more people are more concerned with having a strong economy, a good-paying job, and extra money in their pockets.

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On that measure, Trump is performing bigly, and presuming that the economy only continues to grow at a rapid clip, his overall approval numbers will inevitably catch up to his economic numbers as real money talks and Democrat BS walks.

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Ben Marquis is a writer who identifies as a constitutional conservative/libertarian. He has written about current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. His focus is on protecting the First and Second Amendments.
Ben Marquis has written on current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. He reads voraciously and writes about the news of the day from a conservative-libertarian perspective. He is an advocate for a more constitutional government and a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, which protects the rest of our natural rights. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the love of his life as well as four dogs and four cats.
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