Sunday, November 19, 2023

THE Question

Running against President Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan famously asked voters if they were better off than four years ago. Their answer was "No" and Reagan beat Carter.

The Hill's Douglas McKinnon asked "two senior Democratic operatives" if a version of that question would work today against President Biden. Or if other factors were at play.
“I don’t care about any of those things,” one of them said. “They honestly don’t matter in relation to the question. And Biden is going to flunk that question and lose.” 

The question these Democratic operatives feared being: “Were you better off four years ago than you are now?”

To add insult to injury for President Biden, while confirming the worry of the Democratic operatives, the Financial Times just ran an article headlined “Only 14% of US voters say Joe Biden has made them better off.” 

No wonder Biden keeps trying to convince voters "Bidenomics" is working. No wonder few buy what he is selling.