No, America Is Not Better Off Under Obama

Voters can see the economy has only declined under President Obama.

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More importantly, many Americans don't just intuitively know that our country is worse off, but they also suspect they know why it's worse off: Government has grown too much and is strangling what used to be private life, making it impossible for the innovators and job creators to make America thrive again.

Americans understand that the administration's policies have helped make them worse off. That's the real problem for the president as he tries to convince the American people that he deserves a second term.

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