(National Sentinel) National optimism: On just about any given day you can scan the headlines of most Left-wing “mainstream” media sites and come away thinking that Americans are on the brink of mass suicide, things are so bad.
In reality, despite the media narrative that life in the Age of Trump is over as we know it, more Americans than ever have a great attitude not just on their personal lot in life currently but well into the future as well.
As reported by Breitbart News, which cited a recent CNBC “All American Survey,” Americans are feeling more confident now than they have in years, and it’s directly related to Trump being in the White House:
Breitbart notes that
…[the survey] finds that 30 percent of the public are both optimistic about the economy now and for the future, the second quarter in a row that present-future optimism scored so high. That’s the highest reading in the survey’s 10-year history. The previous high of 23 percent was hit in the March 2015 and December 2014 surveys.
Optimism about the future remains very high. Thirty-eight percent say the economy “will get better” in the next year. That’s down from 40 percent in April and 42 percent in December, suggesting some of the post-election optimism is slipping. But it is well above the 25 percent registered in October, prior to the presidential election. It remains higher than any point since December 2009, when America was in the throes of the Great Recession.
Here’s why these varying elements of that same survey don’t make sense:
— Traditionally, when the economy does better and Americans feel better about their economic state of being and future, those are net pluses for the president (whomever it is);
— Gas prices are falling, and lower gas prices are also tied to higher presidential approval ratings;
— Poll after poll have wrong about Trump since last year leading up to the election, but one firm – Rasmussen Reports – was the second-most accurate when pegging Trump support, and right now Rasmussen has Trump’s job approval at 50 percent;
— Plus, the optimism percentage isn’t just up, it’s the highest ever in the decade-long history of the CNBC survey, so how could that not be tied to Trump being president, since the optimism level began rising after he won the Nov. 8 election?
Similarly, the post-election surge of positive feelings about the current state of the economy has continued. Prior to the election, just 23 percent of Americans rated the economy “good.” That number rose to 31 percent in the December survey, to 36 percent in the April survey, and held steady at 35 percent in the latest survey. Those post-election numbers are the highest ever recorded in the survey.