At The American Spectator, David Catron explains Americans prefer the “positive vision of the United States” espoused by President Trump to “his predecessor’s economically anemic “new normal” ruled by a tyrannical administrative state and a corrupt intelligence apparatus.” He writes (abridged):
Next November, when most voters are trying to forget the partisan antics of President Trump’s impeachment, they will decide his fate based on the same criteria they always use to determine if a president deserves reelection. Committed Republicans will vote for Trump, of course, and committed Democrats will vote against him. But party loyalists are about evenly split among only 54 percent of the electorate.
Fully 45 percent of Americans now identify as Independents, and their votes will hinge on more pragmatic concerns. This is good news for the president.
A new Gallup survey shows very significant increases in public satisfaction on eight key issues since Trump took office:
Gallup records double-digit increases in public satisfaction with the nation’s economy, security from terrorism, military strength and the state of race relations.
Satisfaction is also up by between six and nine points on crime, the position of blacks and other racial minorities, the distribution of income and wealth, and the opportunity for a person to get ahead through hard work.
In other words, most Americans clearly believe they are better off than they were during the incumbency of former President Obama and his VP, Joe Biden.
Voters give the economy its best ratings in nearly two decades in the latest Fox News Poll
When asked to say who or what they think is most responsible for the current economy, without the aid of a list, the top answer is Trump.
The voters can tell the difference between Trump’s positive vision of the United States and his predecessor’s economically anemic “new normal” ruled by a tyrannical administrative state and a corrupt intelligence apparatus.
The voters prefer the former. The president’s positive view of the nation’s future — symbolized by the red Make America Great Again (MAGA) hats.
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