A CNN poll released yesterday shows Democrats vying for their party’s presidential nomination may be canoeing upstream without a paddle.
(CNN) As 2019 comes to a close, the US economy earns its highest ratings in almost two decades, potentially boosting President Donald Trump in matchups against the Democrats vying to face him in next year’s election, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.
Overall, 76% rate economic conditions in the US today as very or somewhat good, significantly more than those who said so at this time last year (67%). This is the highest share to say the economy is good since February 2001, when 80% said so.
Almost all Republicans (97%) say economic conditions are good right now, as do 75% of independents and 62% of Democrats. Positive ratings are up across parties compared with August of this year, when 91% of Republicans, 62% of independents and 47% of Democrats said the economy was in good shape.
Looking ahead, nearly 7 in 10 expect the economy to be in good shape a year from now (68%), the best outlook in CNN polling since December 2003. The new finding includes 63% who say things are good now and will continue to be good next year, while just 9% say they economy is currently good but will turn south in 2020.
When somebody says … that he’s going to bring all these jobs back, well how exactly are you going to do that? What are you going to do? There’s no answer to it. He just says, “Well, I’m going to negotiate a better deal.” Well, how – what – how exactly are you going to negotiate that? What magic wand do you have? And usually, the answer is he doesn’t have an answer.
Barack Obama on June 1, 2016, criticizing Donald Trump’s campaign promises on job creation
Here’s one piece of advice for Barack Obama, when you’re an economic illiterate don’t take your advice from another economic illiterate:
- November Job Gains +266,000
- Unemployment Rate 3.5%
- Wage Growth +3.1%
- Inflation 1.4%…
Obama – eight years – $11 Trillion in added debt – $1 Trillion in equity growth.
Trump – three years – $3 Trillion in added debt – $11 Trillion in equity growth.