Democrats have dedicated their political existence to driving Donald Trump from office.
They colluded with the media to try and drive down Trump’s approval numbers to ensure his defeat in 2020.
But Democrats were left in tears after one poll showed their smear campaign led to a massive defeat.
When Trump runs for re-election in 2020, he will be judged like most incumbent Presidents – voters will look at how the economy is performing and decide to rehire or fire the sitting President.
The numbers are in for Trump and he is passing with flying colors.
A recent Harvard/Harris poll found 55 percent of Americans approved of Trump’s handling of the economy.
The Real Clear Politics aggregate of polls finds the average of polling shows 50 percent of Americans approve of Trump’s handling of the economy.
And there is a good reason for these high marks.
The Second Quarter Gross Domestic Product growth rate clocked in at 4.1 percent – which was the fastest rate of growth since 2014.
Black and Hispanic unemployment rates plunged to their lowest rates in history.
It’s not just the unemployment numbers that prove Trump’s policies are fueling the economic boom.
Worker pay rose to the highest rate since 2008.
In order to keep up with falling unemployment, businesses offered higher compensation packages to job seekers.
That made the employment cost index rise 2.8 percent, which was the highest number since that index rose 2.9 percent in the third quarter of 2008.
Finally, consumer confidence rose to 127.4 in July, which beat expectations by nearly half a percentage point.
“Consumers’ assessment of present-day conditions improved, suggesting that economic growth is still strong,” said Lynn Franco, director of economic indicators at the board.
When Presidents run for re-election, the economy is always the number one issue.
When Trump won the election, liberal journalists predicted economic doom.
On election night, left-wing media outlets noted that the stock market futures briefly tanked nearly 800 points.
It eventually recovered and has increased in value nearly 40 percent since Trump’s election.
Trump’s deregulation and tax cut policies deserve the lion’s share of the credit for this boom.
The President campaigned on unshackling the American economy from Barack Obama’s disastrous policies and the results are self-evident.
Democrats have comforted themselves that Trump’s approval rating remains low.
But approval ratings are not relevant numbers for Trump.
It was low on Election Day 2016 when he won the biggest surprise victory in American political history.
The number that matters is the percentage of Americans who try and be politically correct and tell a pollster that they disapprove of Trump, but quietly support his policies.
Trump’s net plus eight spread in the Real Clear Politics polling average on the question of if Americans approve of his handling of the economy show Trump has far more support than many Democrats and their allies in the fake news media believe.
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