Quality of Life survey puts Trump 10 points ahead of Obama
...This probably explains the findings in the recent polls posted below where Trump is at 52 percent among likely voters. It also demonstrates a failure of the mainstream media to drives his numbers down despite a negative 90 percent coverage of his administration. That also tends to explain their recent hysteria.
... Look at the IBD/TIPP Quality of Life Index, which asks the public whether they think their quality of life will be better, worse or the same over the next six months.
In the 17 years IBD has been compiling this index, it's averaged 56.2. Under President Obama, it averaged just 53.7. Even if you only include Obama's second term, it was well below the 17-year average.
Under Trump? The Quality of Life Index has averaged 59.3. That's a 10% increase over the average during the Obama years.
To be sure, there's a partisan element to this. Republicans tend to rate their quality of life higher than Democrats when there's a Republican in the White House, and vice versa. But look at independents: Their quality of life averaged 52 under Obama. It's averaging 58.8 under Trump — a 13% bump.
What' more, the gains are across the board. Households making from $35,000 to $50,000, for example, saw an 8% gain in this index when you compare Trump to Obama. Those making from $50,000 to $75,000, an 11% gain.
We see the same phenomenon with the IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index, which has been in positive territory — over 50 — since Trump's been president. It averaged only 46.8 under Obama.