Guy Benson, February 13, 2020
It's time for another installment of "polls that would suggest the incumbent president is cruising to re-election," and it's another entry from Gallup. Last week, the pollster released a blockbuster survey that was so ostentatiously good for Trump that it felt worthy on inclusion in this analysis of the president's best week yet. And now they're back with more. Americans are getting a lot of good economic news, and they're feeling it in their lives.
Ronald Reagan famously asked voters, "are you better off today than you were four years ago?" Faced with that same question in 2020, Americans have responded 'yes' by a dramatic 25-point margin. And as you can see, they're personally experiencing the effects of the economic boom, with a substantial majority responding that it feels easier for them to buy the items they desire. When Democrats try to talk down the economy, this is what they're up against.
On the latter point, it's an article of faith on the Left and in most of the media that America's standing in the world is diminished under this president -- and that Barack Obama restored the respect that was lost during the Bush era. But Americans see things differently. This question has swung 14 points in a positive direction under Trump, compared to Barack Obama's re-election year of 2012. Safe/strong sentiments were (+2) that year; they're (+8) today, with a clear majority saying those descriptors now apply, up from a narrow plurality. As for measurements of 'credit,' Democrats keep trying to convince people that Trump is just coasting on Obama's economic coattails. Voters aren't buying it, giving the current president significantly more credit than his predecessor for the current age of prosperity.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Labels Trump’s Budget Plan as Racist
Julio Rosas, February 12, 2020
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) accused President Trump's proposed budget of being racist while invoking the treatment and stereotyping of slaves on Wednesday.
"It led to historic drops in case load. Why? Because people were getting off of welfare and getting onto the ladder of economic opportunity. The only thing we do is expand it to food stamps, expand it to Medicaid, expand it to housing because we think it is a principle that will lead to more opportunity rather than less," Vought said.
It has to be pointed out this is the same Bimbo that ask the folks at NASA in Houston to drive the “Mars Rover” over to the Moon Landing sites back in 1969. Excuse me Representative Jackson, the Mars Rover is on the planet Mars and the Moon landings took place on our Moon. There is a difference, if MS Lee would put her brain in gear before opening her mouth she might have some a creditability. Need anymore be said? This is what the Democrats are sending to Washington to run our Government.