Trump may just win as nearly 50% of US voters feel their life is worse today
To a question on whether the past or present is better for people compared to the last 50 years in a survey, 47% all voters said it was worse in the US.
The battle between Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump has intensified as the US elections draw near. The support for both candidates has dwindled over the campaigning period, and there's been no certainty about who will make his/ her way to the White House come November.
A survey throws some light about what Americans think about their life in the country right now, compared to 50 years ago. It's interesting to note that 47% of the people who participated in the survey felt that life in the US was worse today than it was 50 years ago. Compared to that, 36% felt that the situation was getting better in the present, while 13% felt it was the same.
The Survey conducted by PEW Research Centre from August 9-16, 2016, showed that while a large majority of Clinton's supporters (59%) feel that their country was doing better today than it was 50 years ago, 81% of Trump supporters said that it was worse.
A larger number of men and women in the US think that their life is not getting better. While 48% men said it was getting worse, 36% felt that their life in the US was better 50 years ago than it is today.
Another interesting aspect the survey threw light on, was that while 51% of the black population voted to say that their life in the US was better today than five decades ago, almost as much of the white population said that their life was getting worse today. 52% whites voted to say that their life was worse now than in the past.
Like in the UK during the Brexit vote, in the US too, the aged population thought their life was worse today, compared to the younger population (18-29 year olds) who felt it was getting better. A large 54% of those between the age of 50-64 years felt it was getting worse.
In terms of education, 51% of post-graduates felt the situation in the US was getting better.