The current expansion remains smaller than the one during Richard Nixon‘s administration. And that 16% expansion lasted just three years. The economy grew 18% from 2001 through 2007. It grew 52% from 1961 through 1969.
So far, it has occurred entirely during Barack Obama‘s time in the Oval Office, making it the longest expansion under a single president. The growth streak would need to extend just a little more than halfway through the next president’s term to achieve a modern record. (read the whole thing)
Some years back a frustrated Rush Limbaugh explained Obama's approval numbers, despite poor economy.How can Obama's approval rating is still over 50% with the economy so terrible. Worst recovery since 1949. pic.twitter.com/IoyVePU8Vu— trumpnation2016 (@datrumpnation1) July 30, 2016