Last week a Gallup poll reported 56% of Americans believe they are better off today than they were four years ago. Given that four years ago Americans were living in the final months of an eight-year Obama-Biden administration, and Biden wants to be the next president, one reporter asked Biden about the results.
While on a campaign stop in Cincinnati, Ohio, WKRC’s Local 12 reporter Kyle Inskeep asked Biden about the poll. “Gallup reported last week, 56% of Americans said that they were better off today than they were four years ago” Inskeep began. “That would have been under the Obama-Biden administration. So why should people who feel that they are better off today, under the Trump administration, vote for you?”
A fair and logical question, Biden’s answer is bizarre. “Well,” started Biden, “if they think that, they probably shouldn’t” vote for him. Biden then accused the Americans of poor memories and incorrectly referred to the polling percentage as 54%, not 56%. “They think – 54% of the American people believe they’re better off economically today than they were under our administration?” asked Biden.
“Well, their memory is not very good, quite frankly,” said Biden. Message received. For those of you who believe the economy had improved prior to COVID, Biden does not want the vote of you and your bad memory. The Daily Caller reports “prior to the coronavirus lockdowns, wages were rising and unemployment rates were hitting historic lows.”
Additional polling by CNN in December of 2019 revealed a whopping 76% said they believed the economy was either “very or somewhat good.”