Former Vice President Joe Biden recently said in an interview that Americans who believe they are better off now than they were four years ago “probably shouldn’t” vote for him in the upcoming presidential election.
During an interview with WKRC, a local Cincinnati affiliate, reporter Kyle Inskeep cited the Gallup poll and asked Joe Biden “Why should people who feel that they’re better off today under a Trump administration vote for you?”
“Well if they think that, they probably shouldn’t,” Biden responded.
The former VP appeared surprised by the Gallup poll results and when he tried to rebuke the facts, he misspoke about the stat incorrectly before insulting the American people.
“They think 54 percent of the American people believe they’re better off economically today than they were under our administration? Well, their memory is not very good, quite frankly,” Biden told Inskeep. “And in addition to that, we have a president who doesn’t share the values of most Americans. He’s not very honest with people. He’s flouting the conventions relative to public safety in terms of even now — not wearing a mask, a guy who has been a super spreader. But look, whatever they believe they should go out and vote. People should vote. Period.”
Well, according to a recent Gallup Poll, that would be quite a few people who the Democratic presidential candidate has suggested not to vote for him. In fact, contrary to Biden’s misstatement, there is a whopping 56% of U.S. registered voters that said that they believe they are better off today under President Donald Trump’s leadership than they were four years ago when President Barack Obama and Vice President Biden were in office.
Also, interesting to note is that in the entire 36 years that Gallup has been in the business of taking polls and asking voters if they felt like they were better off currently than they were four years ago – President Trump is the only president to ever have a majority of respondents answer yes to the question.
While Biden was quick to dismiss voters, it is pretty obvious he is not holding up well under the pressure. Earlier that day, Biden made yet another blunder at a campaign event where he said that he was running as a “proud Democrat for the Senate” instead of the presidency. In addition, he appeared to have forgotten Mitt Romney’s name when talking to reporters about whether Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s faith should be a factor during her SCOTUS confirmation.
Meanwhile, President Trump is fully aware of what is happening and exactly what office he is campaigning for. In fact, the president also saw the Gallup poll and posted on his social media account that the poll was “incredible” and that “56% of you say that you are better off today, during a pandemic, than you were four years ago (OBiden). Highest number on record! Pretty amazing!” Yes, it is, Mr. President. Yes, it is!