This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Monday, February 24, 2020:
James Carville posted the following sign on the wall of Bill Clinton’s campaign headquarters when he was vying to oust George H. W. Bush from the Oval Office in 1992: “Change vs. more of the same”; “Don’t forget health care”; and the one that still resonates today, “It’s the economy, stupid.”
Two polls released late last week prove the point.
On Thursday, Gallup released the results of its latest polls showing that the president’s approval rating jumped five percentage points since early January. This was driven not only by higher approval by Republicans, but, more importantly, by independents who gave him their highest approval rate since Gallup has been asking them.
These results go along with Gallup’s noting that the level of national satisfaction is the highest the pollster has seen since February 2005, 15 years ago. More than three out of five of those polled not only rate current economic conditions as either good or excellent, but that they expect the economy to continue to get even better.
The pollster also noted an increase in the percentage of Americans identifying themselves as Republicans, while the percentage of those calling themselves independents declined.
This is, according to Gallup, translating into greatly improved chances that the president will be reelected in November: