Friday, October 4, 2019

RealClearPolitics: Donald Trump's approval is about where Barack Obama was at the same time in 2011

Look for yourself. RCP is no shill site for either political party. It is the least tribal site of any out there.

In October 2011, President Barack Obama's approval ratings were... bad. This was despite an adoring media, a solid majority in both houses of Congress and a Republican Party completely intimidated.

In October 2019, President Donald Trump's approval ratings are... bad. But this is because of a very hostile media and a Democrat Party that will apparently stop at nothing to undo his lawful election.

I like to tell my liberal friends that if this Republic could survive eight years of Obama, we'll be just fine with eight years of Trump--probably better.

Click or tap the image below for the full resolution image of the chart.

I say we will probably be better because:
  • Unemployment is about 1/3 of what it was in Obama's 2011.
  • Minority employment rates have never been higher.
  • There have never been more women in the workforce.
  • Federal income taxes are $4,000 less for the median household than 2011.
  • There are more job openings today than there are people seeking work.
  • $1,000 in a 401(k) or managed IRA on election day 2016 is worth $1,400 today.
  • Crude oil, natural gas and motor fuels are trading near historic lows.
  • Median household incomes for the lowest income brackets are at historic highs.
  • Violent crime--tied to economic well-being--is at an all time low.
  • Customs & Border Patrol is stopping and detaining record numbers of illegal immigrants.
But instead of giving Mr. Trump credit for Americans' well being under his Administration, the media is in cahoots with corrupt left-wing politicians in yet another impeachment witch hunt.

You have to wonder where Mr. Trump's approval ratings would be if we had an honest, unbiased news media today.

I didn't vote for Donald Trump in 2016. I supported Rand Paul very early and then fell for the Access Hollywood October Surprise. I was very skeptical of his presidency from the day he was sworn in. 

That said, if you ask me, "are you better off today than you were in 2016?" I would have to say, "Yes!" If you asked me that question in 2011 vis-a-vis 2008, I would have said, "mehh."


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