Trump tweets poll saying 56% of Americans are 'better off today' than 4 years ago, Internet calls it 'bullsh*t'

While the President basked under the results of the Gallup Poll that compared Trump's first term with that of Obama and George Bush, the Internet labeled it 'garbage'


                            Trump tweets poll saying 56% of Americans are 'better off today' than 4 years ago, Internet calls it 'bullsh*t'
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"The Gallup Poll has just come out with the incredible finding that 56% of you say that you are better off today, during a pandemic, than you were four years ago (OBiden)," President Donald Trump tweeted on the morning of October 9. "Highest number on record! Pretty amazing!" he added.

Analytics and advisory company, Gallup, based in Washington DC, is known for its public opinion polls. For the latest poll, they surveyed more than 900 registered voters between September 14 and September 28. The polling data revealed that more American voters believe they are better off after four years under President Donald Trump than they did at the end of the first terms of former presidents Barack Obama and George W Bush, according to a Newsweek report. 

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A large majority, 56 percent to be precise, of registered voters believed that their situations were better now, according to the poll findings. The survey takers were also asked whether they were better or worse off toward the end of Obama's first term in the White House. Only 45 percent told analyzers that their circumstances had progressed for the better over the four years between 2008 and December 2012.

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George W Bush ranked higher than Obama according to this poll with 47 percent of voters saying that their lives had become better at the end of his first four years in office. This also placed Bush nine points above his father George Bush Sr as he held office between 20 January 1989 and 20 January 1993. 

According to the new poll data, nearly half of the voters said they agreed with Trump's stances on key policy issues, putting him three points ahead of his Democratic challenger Joe Biden. However, the same survey also brought back a finding that Americans were more likely to feel that Biden had the presidential qualities that they found were lacking in the current President, Trump.

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Forty-nine percent said that the former vice president had presidential attributes while only 44 percent said that they feel the same about Trump. The Gallup poll might've painted Trump's administration as glorious, however, people on social media don't seem to agree with the findings and as Trump shared the poll results on his Twitter page, a huge section of users were quick to voice their opinions.

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"I had a job 4 years ago, America wasn't a laughing stock, I didn't have to wear a mask everywhere I went, had a great summer, used to get money back from my tax returns, and 210,000 people were still alive — so Nah Spanky, MUCH worse now. It's amazing YOU don't see that" read a tweet. "More people have filed for unemployment this year than voted for you in 2016," wrote another.

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"Bullsh*t. I can honestly say I've never in my life (42 years) been as bad off as I am now. I've never gone for 8 months without seeing my parents and sisters. My kids have never had to do school online or had everything canceled. This is a Trump failure," read another tweet.

"With 214,000+ dead & 10s of 1,000s+ w/ severe organ damage & millions+ out of work, not likely 56% think they’re better off. Polls saying otherwise are garbage," wrote another. "I find this statistic very hard to believe, Did they ask the 210,000+ Americans who’ve died under your watch how they’re doing?" read another tweet. 

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