Yet, in a 2011 interview, Obama himself said voters were not better off economically.
“Well, I don’t think they’re better off than they were four years ago,” the president told ABC News last October.
“They’re not better off than they were before Lehman’s collapse, before the financial crisis, before this extraordinary recession that we’re going through,” he continued. “I think that what we’ve seen is that we’ve been able to make steady progress to stabilize the economy, but the unemployment rate is still way too high. And that’s why it’s so critical for us to make sure that we are taking every action we can take to put people back to work.”