One of the quintessential questions when it comes to election day always seems to be the very simple, “Are you better off than you were four years ago?” If that holds true for this year’s election, then President Barack Obama may be able to secure a second term.
As the economy picks up, the housing market sort of begins to stabilize, and more people are starting to return to the workforce, Americans are more excited about the present, the future, and their own well being. According to Bloomberg News, “More than twice as many Americans view the economy’s prospects as brightening as see them darkening, a reversal from nine months ago, when more people expected deterioration ahead, according to a Bloomberg National Poll conducted March 8-11.”
It’s not all good news, of course. The number of people who say they are better off is a mere two percent greater than the number who say they are worse off. However, that’s a near 20 point reversal from when the question was last asked in September.
How about you? Do you feel like you are better off than you were four years ago?
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