DOES THE ECONOMY TRUMP THE RUSSIAN COLLUSION STORY?

CNN (and other major news venues) have a problem.  As the mueller investigation seems to be winding down – with not one indication it has uncovered any evidence of illegal collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election – the public seems, more and more, to be noticing how well the economy is doing.

From an article by Jennifer Agiesta, CNN’s Polling Director, we have this:

Americans give the nation’s economy glowing reviews in a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS, and Donald Trump’s approval rating may be reaping the benefits.

Overall, 71% say the nation’s economy is in good shape, the highest share to say so since February 2001, and the best rating during Trump’s presidency by two points. A majority give the President positive reviews for his handling of the nation’s economy (51% approve), and his overall approval rating has ticked up to 42% in the new poll. The 51% who say they disapprove of the President’s job performance overall represent the lowest share to do so in CNN polling since the start of his presidency.

And then, after enumerating a number of negatives about Trump, Ms. Agiesta also informs us of the following:

About 7 in 10 Americans in the poll say they have more trust in the free market than in the government, up a bit from roughly two-thirds who said so in 2011, as the country was recovering from the Great Recession. That trend holds for all except Republicans — 77% of whom currently place more faith in the free market than the government, down a tick from 81% who said so in 2011, when Democrat Barack Obama held the White House.

How does that stack up against the promises of a socialist paradise offered by media’s old standby, Bernie Sanders, and their new darling, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

How does that stack up against the promises of a socialist paradise offered by media’s old standby, Bernie Sanders, and their new darling, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

Not very well.

During the Clinton years, Democrat stalwart/Clinton insider James Carville famously said “It’s the economy, stupid”.   If it still is – and that’s an excellent bet – satisfaction with President Trump’s performance in this area, coupled with a distaste for increasing government control – and seeing nothing come of a two year collusion investigation – are going to make a powerful argument for keeping Mr. Trump in the oval office.

This is what the eventual Democrat presidential nominee is eventually going to have to face.

Even with the almost unanimous anti-Trump support provided by mainstream media, it won’t be easy.

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