People Have More Confidence in Donald Trump’s Economic Leadership

Barry Gander
7 min readNov 25, 2023

Why that’s BS and why it doesn’t matter anyway.

One in three women in America will have an abortion in her lifetime.

This is an important thing to know in an article on economic leadership, because although we are assured by the polls that the economy is the number one issue for Americans, that is total nonsense.

Abortion is the number one issue — it has been since the Extreme Court’s overthrow of Roe is itself overthrown.

It has been demonstrated as the defining lever for Democratic victory in the ‘Red Wave’ that turned an unexpected Blue, and in the more recent November 7th elections in Virginia et al. Virginia was doubly important, because it has historically predicted the winner of the following election: in a nutshell, Biden will win. By a lot.

My point is that there is something fundamentally wrong with the polls.

They purport to reveal that most people have more confidence in Donald Trump’s ability to run the economy than Joe Biden’s. The polls show that Biden could lose, because of this evident trust that people have for Trump on economic issues. The polls also say “the economy” is the number one public concern.

According to a New York Times/Siena College poll, 59 percent of voters in six key swing states said they had more confidence in Mr. Trump’s ability to manage the economy than in Mr. Biden’s, regardless of whom they thought they’d vote for.

As an aside, a poll taken several months ago reports that if he is convicted of any of his past crime, Trump will lose substantial numbers of supporters. But I digress…

Pundits focus on the question of whether Biden can create sufficient awareness of his economic message in the months to come.

What they should be focusing on, is whether the polls are telling them the right thing in the first place.

And there is something drastically wrong with our polls.

People are more complex than the questions give them a chance to be, and the nature of polling questions forces them into channels that they do not mean to follow.



Barry Gander

A Canadian from Connecticut: 2 strikes against me! I'm a top writer, looking for the Meaning under the headlines. Follow me on Mastodon @Barry