Nearly two-thirds of voters say they’re not financially ‘better off’ since Trump took office

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So much for that red-hot economy Donald Trump and Republicans keep touting: A new Financial Times poll released Monday reveals that nearly two-thirds of voters say they are not financially better off since Trump was elected. That number includes 31% who say they are actually worse off under Trump’s tenure and another 33% who say their financial well-being is unchanged since he was inaugurated. Only 35% say they are now better off than when Trump first set foot in the Oval Office.

About half of respondents who said they were worse off blamed either slow wage growth (36%) or family debts (19%) for their declining fortunes. Respondents were also exactly evenly split on whether Trump’s policies had helped the U.S. economy, with 45% saying yes and 45% saying no.

Perhaps unsurprisingly,the demographic most likely to say they are better off now were college-educated white men. What that suggests is that Trump’s singular achievement as president, the strength of the economy—the issue all Republicans hope to run for reelection on in 2020—has helped only a narrow portion of the country. For Trump, that means his reelection depends on a large swath of his 2016 voters ignoring the fact that Trump has done little to nothing to improve their lives.

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Rutokin
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Rutokin

Yeah how did your tax returns work out for you this year, most people I know took a good hit, I guess if you make more than a 100,000 you probably would do pretty well

fishouttaH2o
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fishouttaH2o

I don’t know anybody that gained from the tax scam. Nobody. I don’t know any wealthy people or trust fund babies. I only know regular people that work hard for everything they have. The fact that the country is another trillion in debt while these people & large corporations are allowed to loot the treasury infuriates me.

chris whitley
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chris whitley

Trumps only a legend in his own mind. So your tax money is part of that legend.