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Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans say ‘trickle-down economics have never worked in America’

A plurality of Republican voters reject the party’s longstanding beliefs on economics, according to a new national survey from Ipsos/Reuters released Thursday.

The poll found that self-identified Republicans were split on the question of whether tax cuts for the wealthy to encourage investment, hiring, and economic growth — a policy championed by President Ronald Reagan and characterized as “trickle-down economics” by its critics — actually works.

Surprisingly, 4 in 10 Republicans surveyed by Ipsos agreed with the statement that “trickle-down economics have never worked in America.” Just 3 in 10 Republicans disagreed with that major challenge to Republican Party orthodoxy on tax policy.

Known as “Reaganomics” by its supporters, the theory that tax cuts benefit everyone has been fiercely attacked by Democrats and the left for decades. Tax cuts for the rich and corporations, leftists argue, increases income inequality without demonstrable benefits to unemployment or GDP growth.

A study released in 2020 by the London School of Economics that analyzed 50 years of economic data came to a conclusion that agreed with these criticisms. Comparing 18 developed countries, the study found that in countries that cut taxes the incomes of wealthy people increased but the rate of economic growth remained identical with countries that didn’t cut taxes. The study’s authors claimed the effect of the tax cuts was to make the rich richer without benefitting anyone else.

A strong majority of Democrats, 7 in 10, agreed that tax cuts for the wealthy have never worked while only 2 in 10 Democrats disagreed.

The pool of survey respondents slightly favored Democrats. The poll was conducted online and gathered responses from 1,000 U.S. adults, including 290 Republicans and 360 Democrats.

Overall, 51% of survey respondents said “trickle-down economics” never worked while 26% disagreed.

The poll was conducted after President Joe Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress, during which he proposed increasing taxes on wealthy Americans to pay for trillions of dollars in new spending on education, new welfare programs, infrastructure, and climate policy.

A strong majority of those surveyed, 73%, said they approved of Biden’s economic proposals to Congress.

On the specific issues:

  • 69% of Americans support 12 weeks of mandated paid family and medical leave;
  • 65% support free community college tuition for the first two years;
  • 65% support increased taxes on the rich;
  • 64% support increased power for the IRS to go after corporations and wealthy people that dodge taxes;
  • 63% of those surveyed support increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour.
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Either Way, This Election Will Be The Biggest Emotional Blow That America Has Suffered In Decades

This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The End of the American Dream.

In my entire lifetime, I have never seen Americans so emotionally invested in the outcome of a presidential election.  Yes, things always get intense as we approach Election Day, but this time around is different.

There are many Democrats that do not even want to imagine another four years under Trump.  In fact, for many of them, it is literally the worst thing that they could possibly imagine ever happening.  But for many Republicans, a Trump loss would be equally as devastating.  Not since the days of Ronald Reagan have we ever seen Republicans adore a president the way that they love Trump, and a loss would be emotionally crippling for millions of them.

As if the coronavirus pandemic wasn’t giving Americans enough anxiety already, you may have heard there’s a presidential election this November. With political divisions reaching historical highs, a survey finds a majority of the country believe their most stressful day of 2020 hasn’t even arrived yet. The poll examining mental health reveals 55 percent of Americans think Election Day 2020 will be the most stress-filled day of their lives.

There is so much at stake for both sides.

Once a winner is officially declared, one side will be jubilant, but the other will instantly plunge into deep despair.

As this election has drawn to a close, I have been amazed at the incredible outpouring of support that we have seen for President Trump all over the nation.  If you don’t understand what I am talking about, just watch this videothis video, and this video.  I have never seen anything even close to this, and I have been following politics very closely for decades.  In the old days, it was always tough just to get a few people to hold signs on a street corner, and so I was absolutely blown away by a 96-mile show of support for President Trump.

It is a very rare politician that can inspire that sort of enthusiasm, but if Trump is not able to win all of that emotion is going to come crashing down like a tsunami.

I personally know so many conservatives, patriots, and evangelicals that are all-in emotionally for this election, and I am deeply concerned about what will happen if Joe Biden emerges with a victory.  It would literally be the deepest emotional blow that conservatives, patriots, and evangelicals have experienced since the days of World War II, and we could potentially see millions of them plunge into a very deep state of emotional depression.

On the other hand, if Trump wins it will literally seem like the end of the world for many on the left.

There are some that have already talked about moving out of the country, but others insist that life simply would not be worth living anywhere as long as Trump is in the White House.  I honestly believe that we could see a dramatic spike in attempted suicides following the election, and mental health officials will need to be on high alert.

Of course, many others will likely take out their frustrations by resorting to violence, and that could lead to an eruption of civil unrest like we have never seen before.

As I write this article, businesses in major cities all across the U.S. are boarding up their windows, and law enforcement authorities are preparing for the worst.  In fact, Fox News recently reported that officials in New York, Chicago, Miami, Portland, Seattle, Orlando, Minneapolis, and Philadelphia have all been making preparations for potential post-election violence.

At this hour, most Democrats want to believe that the national polls that show Joe Biden with a huge lead are accurate, but there is no forgetting what happened in 2016.

They were so sure that they would win that election, but then a “Trump miracle” in the northern states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin changed everything.

And in 2020, the Trump campaign has been working very hard to possibly add Minnesota to that list

Minnesota Democrats estimate that as many as 250,000 white residents who didn’t go to college—the heart of Trump’s base—weren’t registered to vote in 2016. Republicans are taking pains to find them. While Democrats in the state have largely suspended door-to-door campaigning because of the pandemic, Republicans have kept at it. Last week, volunteers knocked on more than 130,000 doors in the state, a campaign official told me. “This is the largest organization that we’ve seen a Republican put into this state, in terms of advertising dollars, principal visits, and staff on the ground,” Ken Martin, the chair of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, told me.

If Trump is able to pull off another miracle, it will crush Democrats emotionally like no other presidential election we have ever seen.

But if Trump is not able to pull off another miracle, it will crush Republicans emotionally like no other presidential election we have ever seen.

Either way, this is going to be a devastating emotional blow for tens of millions of Americans, and the emotional fallout will last for years.

If you are on the winning side in this election, there will definitely be a temptation to rub it in the faces of those that have lost.

But that temptation must be resisted because that is not the proper response.

There are going to be people that you know that are deeply, deeply hurting, and they are going to need love and compassion to get through the grieving process.

If we are ever going to be united as a country ever again, we have got to learn to love those that we deeply disagree with.

Right now, most Democrats are convinced that Trump is going to lose, and most Republicans are convinced that Trump is going to win.

And the truth is that the races in the most critical swing states are very close and this election could still go either way.

In the end, one side is in for the emotional letdown of a lifetime, and I don’t know if our country will ever be the same again after this is all over.

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Majority of voters say they’re better off under Trump after 4 years; higher than Obama in his re-election year

A majority of Americans say they are better off under President Donald Trump than they were four years ago, according to a new Gallup poll. The Gallup survey found that voters were more satisfied during President Trump’s four-year term than the first terms of former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, new polling data has revealed.

Gallup’s Sept. 14-28 poll found that 56% of U.S. registered voters believe they are better off now under President Trump compared to four years ago.

President Trump celebrated the news on Twitter: “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). Highest number on record! Pretty amazing!”

Trump is the only president in 36 years of Gallup polls to have a majority of respondents say they are better off now than they were four years ago.

In 2012, when then-President Obama was seeking reelection, the same question was asked by Gallup, and 45% said they were better off than they were four years earlier.

In 2004, when then-President George W. Bush was up for reelection, 47% said they were in a better place than four years prior.

President George H.W. Bush was seeking reelection in 1992, and he scored a lowly 38% on the same question.

In 1984, 44% of voters said they were happier under then-President Ronald Reagan’s first term.

Gallup does not have polling for 1996, when Bill Clinton was president.

Gallup started asking registered voters in 1984: “Are you better off today than you were four years ago?” The question is based on a famous quote by former President Ronald Reagan.

During the 1980 presidential campaign, then-Republican nominee Reagan asked the audience that same question during his one and only presidential debate against then-Democratic President Jimmy Carter.

In a “60 Minutes” interview from 2014, President Obama used Reagan’s memorable question, “Are you better off today than you were four years ago?”

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In Gallup’s poll of a random sample of 905 registered voters, they were asked their opinions about President Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. The poll found that 49% of registered voters agree with President Trump “on the issues,” compared to 46% who aligned with former Vice President Biden.

However, 49% of voters said Biden has “the personality and leadership qualities that a president should have,” versus 44% who viewed Trump as presidential.

The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.