Poll: Fewer Americans think better days are ahead under a prospective Biden administration

Former Vice President Joe Biden, who the media now calls president-elect, looks as though he has a lot of work to do in convincing the American public that his administration will be a change for the better.

That’s because according to Just The News, a recent poll indicated that the number of people who believed that “America’s best days are still to come” before the November 3 election has collapsed in the days following the media’s declaration of Biden as the incoming U.S. president.

Ugly poll for Biden

The poll, which was administered by “Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen” surveyed 1,200 respondents between November 5-7 and the results were less than hopeful for what appears to be an incoming Biden administration in the White House.

Prior to the 2020 election, a whopping 61 percent of respondents in the same poll from September indicated that they believed America’s best days were yet to come. But post-election, the number dropped significantly, to an unimpressive 46 percent of respondents who believed the same.

The September poll also revealed that 71 percent of those who responded were optimistic about America’s future while only 52 percent of Biden’s supporters felt the same.

In the latest iteration of the poll, 30 percent of respondents indicated that they believe America’s best days have “come and gone,” with 24 percent indicating that they are “not sure” of what the future holds.

The poll didn’t specify what they believed as the reason for the sharp drop in optimism about this nation’s future, but the timing of the poll was during the period when it was clear that, legal battles aside, Biden appeared to have taken a strong enough lead to best Trump for control of the White House.

Biden’s challenge

According to Newsweek, in October, a group of Americans was asked if they felt they were better off under a Trump administration than they were under former President Barack Obama and his vice president, Biden.

The answer to the Gallup survey question was a resounding yes, with 56 percent of Americans indicating that they were better off under Trump than the previous administration.

Trump alleges that the election was “rigged” and insists that he won. And Trump lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell seem confident that the president will eventually be declared the winner, with Powell telling Fox News’s Maria Bartiromo on Sunday that “we’re fixing to overturn the results of the election in multiple states” due to evidence of large-scale fraud.

But should Biden eventually be handed the proverbial keys to the White House on January 20, 2021, he will be tasked with maintaining the strong economy that Trump managed to build over the course of his four years in office, as that will be one of the true measures of success for which the American people will judge him on.

Given his previous failures on the economic front as part of the Obama administration, it could easily prove to be one of his toughest challenges.

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