While it’s still early in the 2024 election cycle, it’s safe to say that things haven’t exactly gone the way Democrats expected.
Traditional Republican voters are no longer alone in seeing through their propaganda and weaponization of government.
And of all the issues plaguing the U.S. under President Joe Biden and Democrats’ “leadership,” the American people have been consistent in listing the economy as the issue that most concerns them.
Despite Democrats and their media allies’ constant propaganda about the supposed “success” of “Bidenomics” — using government statistics that intentionally manipulate data to make the ruling class elites in charge look better, like the unemployment rate, which only counts someone as “unemployed” for a certain period of time before no longer counting them, artificially lowering the number of those out of work — working-class Americans from all walks of life know the economic turmoil they’re experiencing firsthand.
They don’t need to see that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) continues to show that inflation is still increasing year-over-year to know that Democrats’ claims that inflation is on the decline are, as Biden would say, “malarkey.”
That’s why poll after poll continues to show that the overwhelming majority of Americans do not approve of President Biden’s handling of the economy.
As such, former President Donald Trump has made pointing out the stark differences between his and Biden’s handling of the economy a major part of his third Presidential campaign.
In a recent campaign video, Trump took aim at the overwhelming disapproval of Biden’s economy.
“It’s no surprise that under our leadership, approval of the economy was three times higher than it is under Biden,” Trump said in the video. “When I was President, 63% of Americans rated the economy as excellent or good. Today, that number is just 19%.”
He went on to give Americans some hope by promising that “America’s economic resurgence is coming soon,” and explaining that it’ll come in the form of him reinstating his successful economic policies, should he win back the White House.
“With tax cuts, regulatory cuts, tariffs, energy independence, and even energy dominance — which we will have — we will end Bidenomics and the disastrous Biden era — the most incompetent President we’ve ever had — will soon be over,” Trump added.
Of course, there’s no denying the reality that the economy was far better under Trump.
As even The Associated Press admitted, in the 12 months prior to December 2017, Trump’s first year in office, inflation was 2.1%, “1.9% for the same period in 2018, 2.3% in 2019 and 1.3% in 2020.”
Meanwhile for Trump’s time in office, with inflation factored in, working-class Americans’ real wages were up 8.7%.
In fact, the reality that Trump was a far more successful President than Biden has even caused a poll conducted by Joel Benenson, the pollster for both former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Hillary Clinton’s campaigns, to show that Trump and Biden are tied.
🇺🇲 2024 GE POLL: Conducted by Joel Benenson, the pollster for Barack Obama’s and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaigns
(R) Trump: 46%
(D) Biden: 46%
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) August 17, 2023
With poll numbers like these continuously coming in despite Democrats’ seemingly never-ending string of indictments against the former President, it’s easy to see why Democrats are more panicked than ever.
And if the 2024 election remains a referendum on “Bidenomics,” Democrats’ biggest nightmare of a second Donald Trump President may become reality.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.