President Donald Trump and his economic team are again reaching new heights.
On the campaign trail in 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump said at the Economic Club of New York, “It’s time to start thinking big once again, that’s why I believe it’s time to establish a national goal of 4 percent economic growth.”
Trump’s campaign even boasted earlier that Thursday morning that his campaign stated they planned tax cuts and deregulation that would boost average annual GDP growth to 3.5 percent and create as many as 25 million new jobs in the next decade.
With only serving as the nation’s Commander-in-Chief for the last 2.5 years, President Trump and his administration have grown the economy to 3.1% in the first quarter of 2019. Not only was that a major accomplishment but according to the White House’s latest release, unemployment rates have fallen to the lowest since 1969, while adding 263,000 new jobs.
CNN recorded positive polling on the President’s economic approval ratings.
The poll recorded “56% of American’s saying he’s doing a good job on the economy.” The President’s acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney recently stated at the Milken conference “…are you better off than you were four years ago?” finishing with “People will vote for somebody they don’t like if they think it’s good for them” and this growing economy is promising to many paycheck-to-paycheck living Americans.
After tax cuts, major deregulation and a growing economy over the next two years, President Trump could foresee many more citizens casting their vote in support of him than a Democrat or someone else.
This is especially true according to a Fox Business study that found, “nearly 50% of people say that their financial situation as one of the most important factors they’d consider before casting a vote.”
Marissa Martinez is a political contributor for Accuracy in Media. She is the former political director to Massachusetts Governor’s re-election campaign, alumna of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and political consultant to national PACs. Follow her stories, @MarissaAlisa.