(National Sentinel) Midterms: It turns out there might just be a “blue wave” after all during the midterm elections in November, just not the one Democrats are counting on to usher them back into power, at least in the House.
Rather, as the Free Beacon reports, a new survey of blue-collar workers has found that the vast majority of them are satisfied with the direction of their lives in the Age of POTUS Trump and GOP congressional control.
Once upon a time, the Democratic Party could count on blue-collar workers as one of its most reliable constituencies, but in recent years the party has moved on from mostly white, middle-class workers without college degrees to focus more on attracting various “victim’s groups” and minorities.
The Free Beacon reported:
A new survey, conducted by the Harris Poll, found that 85 percent of blue-collar workers said their lives are advancing in “the right direction.” The survey, commissioned by Express Employment Professionals, took place between July 9 and July 23. Data were collected from 1,049 blue-collar workers from across the nation who are employed in professions requiring manual labor.
Across the board, the results indicate America’s blue-collar workforce is sanguine about the nation’s current economic outlook and their own standing. Apart from the 85 percent of blue-collar Americans who said their lives are going in the right direction, 69 percent said their local communities are on the right path, and 58 percent view their states as being on a positive course.
Blue-collar workers, in general, are more positive about the direction of the country. The poll found that 51 percent say the country is headed in the right direction under POTUS Trump and Republicans, 12 points higher than the 39 percent of all Americans who thought so according to a July Harvard-Harris poll.
And here’s more proof: Overall, 55 percent of blue-collar workers say they are better off today than five years ago during the economically stagnant years of the Obama regime.
More from the WFB:
Not only are blue-collar workers bullish about their current economic situation, they are also upbeat about the future. The survey found that 80 percent of blue-collar workers are optimistic about the future, with over one-third stating they were “very optimistic.”
Among those with children, 88 percent of respondents indicated they believed their children were likely to attain a better future. This stands in stark contrast to data collected by the Pew Research Center in 2017, which showed only 37 percent of Americans believing their children would grow up to be better off financially.
More than two-thirds of blue-collar workers have also reported getting pay increases over the past year.
“There’s been a great deal of chatter about the future and frustrations of America’s blue-collar workers,” Bill Stoller, the CEO of Express Employment Professionals, said. “Our survey reveals that blue collar workers are upbeat, optimistic, and proud of the work they do. While the news is often full of stories about economic anxieties, this survey shows workers who are exceptionally optimistic.”
Manufacturing jobs are coming back to America, too. In July, 37,000 new manufacturing jobs were created, bringing the total number of such jobs to 327,000 in 12 months — the fasted rate of manufacturing job growth in more than two decades.
More are headed back: The new U.S.-Mexico “NAFTA” deal requires more car manufacturing to be done in the United States.
The construction industry, meanwhile, has added 308,000 jobs over the past year.
Clearly, POTUS Trump and the Republican Party’s control in Congress are having massively positive effects on the U.S. economy: Reduced regulations and taxes have unleashed the power of the American economic model, with GDP for the second quarter having been revised upward to 4.2 percent just today.
Why would anyone want to turn the U.S. economy back over to Democrats, who want to repeal the tax cuts, boost corporate taxes, and reimpose job-killing regulations?
Republicans and POTUS Trump need to campaign hard on these amazing stats.