On Monday, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden took part in a “small, socially distanced campaign event” in Cincinnati. A reporter with WKRC asked Biden about a recent Gallup poll in which 56 percent of Americans said that they are better off today than they were four years ago.
“Gallup reported last week 56 percent of Americans said they were better off than they were four years ago, would’ve 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?” WKRC’s Kyle Inskeep asked.
Biden’s response was a little head-scratching, to say the least.
“Well, if they think that, they probably shouldn’t,” Biden responded. “They think 54 percent are better off economically today than they were in our administration? Well, their memory’s not very good, quite frankly.”
The Gallup poll in question didn’t question people on whether they are better off “economically,” just whether they feel they’re better off in general. And, the percentage of Americans that believe they’re better off today than four years ago is 56 percent, not 54 percent. But that is a failure of the majority of the poll’s “memory,” according to Biden.
Here’s video of the question asked to and the answer from Biden: