Mandel Ngan / AFP via Getty ImagesPresident Donald Trump gives the thumbs-up upon arrival at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland, Ohio, on Sept. 29, 2020. (Mandel Ngan / AFP via Getty Images)
President Donald Trump consistently polls better than former Vice President Joe Biden on the issue of handling the economy, and there is a good reason why.
Another interesting statistic is that the unemployment rate stood higher at the end of Barack Obama’s first term than it currently stands now, COVID and all.
After Obama took office in January 2009, the unemployment rate would peak at 10 percent in October of that year as the country began to emerge sluggishly from the Great Recession.
At the end of four years, the rate had dropped just 2 percentage points to 8