Blue State Politics: Are You Better Off?
Politicians on both sides of the aisle are asking constituents whether voters are better off now than they were four years ago. We want to know what Maryland thinks.
It’s a seemingly simple question being asked across the land by Democrats and Republicans alike: Are you better off than you were four years ago?
The answer is likely to have a big impact when people go to the polls in November for national and local elections.
It was a question that Ronald Reagan first asked to great effect in his debate with Jimmy Carter in 1980. (Check out the second clip in the accompanying YouTube video.)
Then, as now, the economy was struggling and a Democrat was seeking re-election.
We want to know what Maryland thinks. Are you better off than you were four years ago? What has changed to make your answer true for you? Let us know in the comments section.