For Americans, Being ‘Better Off’ Is a Matter of Perspective

“This president cannot tell us that you are better off today than when he took office,” Mitt Romney said as he accepted the Republican presidential nomination. Since then, “Are you better off?” has become a central theme of the campaign, and is likely to surface next week at the first presidential debate.

Are Americans better off? By one important measure, that depends on who you are. Unfortunately for Mr. Romney, the group most likely to answer with a resounding “no” — those who should be most receptive to his message — appear to be the least likely to vote for him.  Read more

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