This story was originally published by the WND News Center.
America’s best days are behind it, and it’s Joe Biden’s fault.
That’s the perspective of many in America, only a few years since voter optimism peaked under President Donald Trump.
A new Rasmussen Reports polling has revealed that only 38% believe the best days are ahead, with more, 42%, saying they are already gone and done.
“Compare that to a similar survey in 2019, while Donald Trump was president and leading in 2020 polls when 54% thought America’s best days were still ahead,” explained Washington Examiner columnist Paul Bedard.
The poll report said, “Optimism about America’s future has declined sharply in the past two years, and nearly half of voters think President Joe Biden has made it worse. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey found that 47% of Likely U.S. voters believe that, generally speaking, Biden has made America worse as a nation. Thirty-four percent (34%) say Biden has made the country better and 17% don’t think Biden has made much difference in the nation.”
The survey of 900 U.S. Likely Voters was done on Dec. 14-15 and 18, 2022, by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.
Bedard reported, “What changed in between was the onset of the coronavirus, the jumpy stock market, and the 2020 and 2022 elections. Rasmussen focused on Biden in the questioning, asking, ‘Generally speaking, has President Joe Biden made America better or worse as a nation? Or has Biden’s presidency not made much difference?'”
He added, “Politics played a part in the answers, though Republicans were far more critical, with 70% answering ‘worse’ versus 57% of Democrats who said ‘better.'”
But Rasmussen said, “Optimism about America’s future has declined sharply in the past two years, and nearly half of voters think President Joe Biden has made it worse.”
Under Trump, “Rasmussen’s headline on its similar poll was, ‘For the First Time in Years, Most Feel America’s Best Days Lie Ahead,'” Bedard reported.