Huge: More ‘better off' under Trump than Clinton, Bush, and Obama
A record 61% said they are better off than they were three years ago when Trump beat Democrat Hillary Clinton in a shocking election.
“Six in 10 U.S. adults say they are better off than they were three years ago, more than reported this in prior presidential reelection years,” said Gallup.
What’s more, people give Trump much more credit for the improved economy than former President Barack Obama, who’s supporters have been claiming credit.
On the “better off” question comparing how voters feel at the reelection point for Trump compared to Obama, and former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George H.W. Bush, the numbers aren’t close.
Trump: 61% feel better off than three years ago.
Obama: 45% felt better off in 2012.
Bush: 50% felt better off in 2004.
Clinton: 50% felt better off in 1996.
Bush: 50% felt better off in 1992.