There's a feeling in the air. Something Democratic constituents are picking up on that Republicans aren't. It's called optimism.
The cheer gap between Republicans and youth, minorities and Democratic voters is larger than ever, reports Business Insider
, drawing on data from a recent Gallup survey
. While 61% of Democratic voters say their standard of living is getting better, only 39% of Republicans or Republican-leaners say the same. And despite the generally poor
economic condition of so-called Millennials, a hefty 80% of those 18 to 29 say their
standard of living is on the upswing.
As for whites, less than half surveyed said "yes" when asked if their lot in life was improving, whereas 67% to 71% of Hispanics, blacks and Asians were in the affirmative on the question.
"Racial and ethnic minorities are also much more optimistic about their standard of living than are whites," writes Gallup. "Americans are as likely now as at any time in the last five years to believe their standard of living is getting better, a positive sign that overall faith in the economy is improving."
Via Business Insider and Gallup