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Why is there nostalgia for the Trump economy in the battleground states?

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Voters and economists have different views of the US economy, which is hurting President Joe Biden in key states for the upcoming election. New polling shows swing state voters are more concerned about the economy and inflation compared to the national population. Only a quarter of registered voters in these states believe the economy has improved in the past two years. However, economic data suggests inflation is cooling, and the US is on track to avoid recession. Despite this, voters’ negative perceptions of the national economy persist. Biden’s challenge is to convince these voters that their own situations reflect the country’s overall state. Currently, a majority of registered voters in swing states believe Trump is better equipped to handle economic issues. Biden’s supporters are optimistic that public opinion will shift as the election approaches.