Are Americans Better Off Today? Conflicted Answers

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( – The question that has emerged in recent months is one that holds a different answer depending on whether you are talking to Republicans or Democrats. When it comes to the question of whether Americans are better off today than they were four years ago the answer is complicated.

Many GOP operatives argue that currently, inflation rates are high, there is an increase in crime, the stock market is failing and the immigration crisis is now out of control. However, Democrats are arguing that Americans are much better off in 2024 than they had been four years ago when the country was going through the last year of the Trump presidency and was swiftly entering the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In fact, Democrats claim that the period of the Trump administration will be remembered by the people as one of the darkest points in U.S. history, as it was a time when two impeachments took place, and an attack on the Capitol took place.

Democratic strategist Christy Setzer stated that in his opinion the Trump administration would be remembered as “a time of constant anxiety, chaos, and cruelty — hence voting him out.”

While there are a few members of the GOP who do agree with this argument, there are also who disagree with it.

According to a Real Clear Politics average of national polls this week only around 28 percent of Americans think that the country is heading in the right direction. This could allow the Republicans to tear apart the Democrat’s stance and find the weaknesses in the Biden administration.

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