Political views influence how we see the economy today


The economy is usually a good indicator of how an election will go. But maybe not in 2020.

New numbers from Morning Consult show how we look at the economy is split along partisan lines. If you watch Fox you think the economy is good; MSNBC viewers disagree. Lone Star College economist Hank Lewis call it subjective truth.

"It's gotten so permeated into our society that nobody can agree to what's true anymore," Lewis said.

That wasn't always the case. Lewis says when Ronald Reagan won re-election in 1984, most everyone thought his economy was booming.

"Things had improved so well that he won by a landslide," Lewis explained. "Even his opponents acknowledged he was doing a great job and that the economy was doing better."

But that was then, and in 2019, everything is split along partisan lines.


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