Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Monday that Americans who feel they are “better off” today under President Donald Trump than they were four years ago under former President Barack Obama “shouldn’t vote” for Biden.
During a campaign stop in Cincinnati, Ohio, WKRC Local 12 reporter Kyle Inskeep asked Biden: “Gallup reported last week, 56% of Americans said that they were better off today than they were four years ago, that would have been under the Obama-Biden administration. So why should people who feel that they are better off today, under the Trump administration, vote for you?”
“Well, if they think that, they probably shouldn’t,” Biden responded. (RELATED: Trump Narrows Biden’s Lead Despite Unfavorable Debate Performance, New Poll Shows)
Biden incorrectly repeated the percentage in the poll and suggested Americans had faulty memories. “They think — 54% 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 said, according to Fox News.
Prior to the coronavirus lockdowns, wages were rising and unemployment rates were hitting historic lows. (RELATED: More Americans Credit Trump With Good Economy Than Obama)
Polling suggested that