Optimism and confidence are rising

August 30, 2018

A new survey conducted by Harris Polls found that blue collar workers are increasingly optimistic about their futures.  Fifty-five percent said they're better off today than five years ago; and 51% say the country is headed in the right direction, a 12-point jump from one year ago.  Eight-five percent say their lives are going in the right direction, 69% percent the same is true of their local communities, and 58% say their states are on the right track.  Most startling (and heartening) of all, 80% of blue collar workers are optimistic about the future (one-third are “very optimistic”), and 88% are optimistic that their children will have better lives than they do.  Just one year ago, a Pew survey put that number at a depressing 37%. 

It’s odd: I was assured by the “smartest” people that Donald Trump was lying to the rubes when he said he wanted to help forgotten blue collar workers.  I was told that he only wanted to enrich his billionaire buddies, and was cynically pandering by claiming that factory and energy jobs would return when those had left the USA for good and were never coming back.

Journalists frustrated that blue collar workers don’t seem as upset as they are about invisible Russian collusion or the preening lawyers of aggrieved porn stars should consider that maybe those workers aren’t “uninformed” or “misled” or "disengaged." They just have their priorities straight.  

https://freebeacon.com/issues/blue-collar-workers-increasingly-optimistic-under-trump/

 

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  • Peter Vankmen

    08/31/2018 06:00 AM

    Hey Huckabee, 1330 voters took that poll so 51% or 85% of 1330 people ain't much to brag about. That being said a interesting question of the poll was the first question, "In general, do you think the country is on the right track or is it off on the wrong track?" Out of 1330 respondents 515 (39%) chose right track, 689 (52%) chose wrong track and 129 (9%) chose "don't know/unsure". Also "Do you approve or disapprove of the job Donald Trump is doing as POTUS?" The poll broke these results down nicely so of 1330 respondents 606 (46%) approve and of these 606 respondents 278 (21%) strongly approve and 328 (25%) somewhat approve, also of the 1330 respondents 724 (54%) Disapprove of the job Trump is doing as POTUS and of those 724 respondents 506 (38%) Strongly Disapprove and 219 (16%) Somewhat Disapprove. Trump met with Disapproval by the 1330 respondents on Immigration 716 (54%), Foreign Affairs 750 (56%) and Administering the Government 770 (58%) and of these 770 respondents 524 (39%) Strongly Disapprove and that same 39% Strongly Disapprove of Trumps Foreign Affairs too. One last question of note was "Is your Congressman a Democrat or Republican?" Of the 1330 respondents 557 (42%) Republican, 526 (40%) Democrats and 247 (19%) Not Sure... Not Sure!?... 247 registered voters out of 1330 registered voters are not sure if their Congressman is a R or a D!?!... WOW! Take care Huck, I love you and I love ur show,God Bless Brother!

  • JanC

    08/30/2018 11:19 PM

    So. Much. Winning. :-)

  • Bob Ernst

    08/30/2018 07:12 PM

    Lord in Heaven above, those are some wonderful numbers to behold! Good news is pretty sparse these days. But then I have to consider...these numbers are being brought to us by a conservative. I wonder what the presstitutes will do to skew them so that they will be depressing?