Are Americans better off today than four years ago? Gallup says No
After Tuesday's primaries Mitt Romney asked if Americans are better off today than we were four years ago.
According to Gallup, the answer is a resounding "No." Gallup reported Thursday that folks' feelings about their financial situation is the worst since the company started keeping track. According to the polling firm people say they're worse off than even at the depths of the economic downturn.
When asked the question, "Right now do you have enough money to live comfortably or not?," more people than ever before, 39%, reported that they do not. That compares to 33% who responded the same way shortly after Barack Obama's inauguration.
Equally important, the number of folks who say they do have enough money to get by comfortably has dropped during Obama's tenure from 65% to 60%.
This despite an all-out attempt by the Democratic Party's media wing to persuade us peasants that the economy is just a few uplifting Obama speeches away from a roaring recovery.
Either they're going to have to convince us that the emperor really does have clothes on -- all evidence to the contrary -- or they're going to have to pull a unicorn out of a hat and persuade us that it's all about other issues--student loans, a do-nothing Congress, a do-too-much Supreme Court--and not about the economy after all.