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Prosperity and national pride will always triumph over partisanship and petulant rage.
By David Catron, American Spectator, February 7, 2020
President Trump’s continued success in the face of unprecedented opposition from the Washington ruling class is obviously a source of considerable mystification for the Democrats, but the puzzle isn’t difficult to solve for any politician brave enough to look beyond the Beltway and observe what is happening in the day-to-day lives of ordinary Americans. The vast majority of the public can see that they are far better off now than they have been in a very long time. They are actually experiencing the genuine progress reported Tuesday by President Trump in the State of the Union address, as a new Gallup survey released Thursday confirms:
Nine in 10 Americans are satisfied with the way things are going in their personal life, a new high in Gallup’s four-decade trend. The latest figure bests the previous high of 88% recorded in 2003.… It’s likely no coincidence that Americans’ heightened satisfaction with their personal life comes as confidence in the U.S. economy and their personal finances are also at long-term or record highs.
Gallup goes on to point out that a huge percentage of all major demographic and political subgroups are content with the way their lives are going. Significantly, this includes Independents, 89 percent of whom declare themselves satisfied. In other words, most Americans are happy with the quality of their lives. As long as that continues, Democratic show trials in Congress, tearing up a copy of the SOTU speech, and gratuitous personal slander will have little downside effect on the president’s political fortunes. In fact, according to yet another Gallup poll released Tuesday, his approval rating has now hit an all-time high of 49 percent. …