There’s no doubt that Democrats and Republicans alike will want to focus on the economy for the 2016 election – it’s the issue voters care most about.
According to an ABC-Washington Post poll from earlier this month, 42 percent of those surveyed say the economy is in excellent or good shape. Compare that to where things were before the midterm elections, when only 27 percent of respondents said the same. But there are still big economic issues:
- Sixty-two percent of respondents are worried about being able to maintain their current standard of living.
- Half of the public feels that whatever economic improvement there’s been has mostly helped wealthy Americans.
- And, an incredible 83 percent say the income gap between wealthy Americans and others is a problem for the country.
Given those numbers, it should be no surprise that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is tweeting about how Congress should be focusing on jobs and wages for middle class families. With those numbers, though, is the message the GOP is sending is that Clinton’s not a threat for the next presidential elections?