Republicans’ reality gap

Conservative voters ignoring reality of unemployment and stock-market numbers

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate has steadily declined from its high of 10 percent during Barack Obama’s first year in office to 5 percent as of April 2016. Despite the readily available data, according to Public Policy Polling, there is a disconnect between reality and perception, especially among conservative voters.