Gallup released jaw-dropping news October 7, the day of the vice presidential debate. A new poll, taken between September 14-September 28, showed that 56 percent of registered voters said that “they are better off now than they were four years ago, while 32% said they are worse off.” That’s a 24 percent disparity.
For context, this means that despite a pandemic and an economic downturn artificially created by state shutdowns, a “clear majority” of voters believe they are in a better position today than they were in the last year of former President Barack Obama’s administration in 2016. But it gets even more interesting. In the same poll taken in 2012 between December 14-December 17, only 45 percent of registered voters felt the same way, right after Obama’s reelection just over a month earlier.
But guess what! This poll has received no coverage from ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News either in the evening hours before the 9:00 p.m. debate October 7, or the evening after. That’s a two-night media blackout.