Op-Ed: Democrats claim most Americans don’t benefit from booming Trump economy – But voters know the

This article originally appeared on Fox News on December 24, 2019.

The American people have a lot to celebrate this holiday season, thanks to the booming Trump economy – and polls prove they know it, despite the false claims of Democratic presidential candidates that only the rich are benefitting from President Trump’s policies.

According to Fidelity Investments’ 2020 New Year Financial Resolutions Study released earlier this month, 82 percent of Americans say they’re in a similar or better financial position this year than last. And 78 percent believe they will be even better off next year.

A new CNN poll conducted by SSRS found that 76 percent of Americans rate current economic conditions as positive – the highest percentage since February 2001.

Since August, the percentages of Americans with this positive view have increased significantly. Some 97 percent of Republicans, 75 percent of independents and even 62 percent of Democrats now view our economic conditions positively. Those are incredibly high numbers.

As for the next year, 68 percent of Americans expect our economy to be in good shape a year from now – the best showing in CNN’s polling since December 2003.

In addition, a December poll from Quinnipiac University found that registered voters are feeling more positive about the economy than at any time since 2001, with 73 percent describing our economy as excellent or good. That includes a new high of 26 percent who say it is excellent.

Looking forward, Quinnipiac found that “an overwhelming majority” – 79 percent – of Americans said “they are optimistic about their own financial future.”

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