Did Americans Live Better Under Biden Or Trump?

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Republicans believe they’re entering 2024 on solid footing, such solid footing that issues like the out-of-control immigration crisis along the southern border, high crime, and soaring inflation will help them win the 2024 general election.

The classic question ruling this election is: are voters happier now than they were four years ago? Four years ago, Trump was in his final years of office as the COVID-19 pandemic raged.

Democrats believe that Trump’s four years in office were tumultuous, making it evident that voters are doing better now than they did during that period.

That sentiment is shared by some Republicans.

Democrats argue Americans will look back at the four years under Trump as one of the darkest periods in U.S. history, pointing to Trump being impeached twice in four years, the second being for his involvement in an insurrection.

Democrats are also adamant that the GOP’s argument that Americans are worse off now than they were four years ago is an unfathomable argument.

Christy Setzer, a strategist for Democrats, shared her feelings that Americans would only remember Trump’s years in the Oval Office as “a time of constant anxiety, chaos, and cruelty,” which Setzer asserts ultimately led to Trump being voted out.

But Biden isn’t fairing well in the polls.

For months he has been underwater in various Polls, with a recent Gallup poll showing Biden only had the approval of 32 percent of participants.

A Real Clear Politics survey shows only 28 percent of participants believe the country is headed in the right direction.

Biden’s weaknesses are the GOP’s strengths, but even the argument that Voters are better off with the Republican Party is still a callback to Trump.

As one GOP strategist explains, the you’re not better off now than you were when the party was in office is really an “invitation to run with Trump, whether or not he’s on the ticket.”