Dem pollster: ‘Majority of parents think their kids will be worse off’


Democratic pollster Celinda Lake said on Monday that a majority of U.S. parents believe their kids will be worse off despite the strong economy. 

“Even though the economy is recovering, people feel like jobs don’t pay very well, and they’re terrified for their kids. What kind of future are we leaving for the next generation? And you’ve got a majority of Americans who think their kids will be worse off,” Lake, who is president of Lake Research Partners, told Hill.TV’s Joe Concha on “What America’s Thinking.”

President Trump has made a habit of promoting solid jobs numbers, arguing that his economic strategy of decreased taxes and fewer regulations has kickstarted the economy. 

The U.S. economy expanded at an annual rate of 2 percent in the January to March quarter of this year but was down from the 2.9 percent pace in the final three months of last year.

Lake’s comments come as economic tensions between the U.S. and key allies increase due to the administration’s tariffs on steel and aluminum on Canada, Mexico and the European Union in addition to other duties on China imposed in response to that country’s alleged theft of U.S. intellectual property.

The tariffs have prompted fears of a negative economic impact on the U.S. 

However, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Monday that he expects growth figures for April-June will top 3 percent and move closer to the 4 percent mark.

— Julia Manchester

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