"Are You Better Off Today Than You Were Four Years Ago?"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Fri Sep 7 12:00:04 UTC 2012

I would be interested in any suggestions as to the origin of the election-year question, "Are you better off today than you were four years ago?"  When is some version of it first recorded?  When was it popularized?

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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