As odd as the 2024 presidential rematch between Joe Biden and Donald Trump is likely to be, one familiar pattern will likely hold: The state of the US economy will be the main issue for voters. With Trump’s victory in the New Hampshire primary election on Jan. 23, Trump now appears destined to win the GOP nomination, setting up a 2020 redo. Needless to say, there are anomalies this time around. Trump is a defendant in four criminal trials involving 91 felony charges . Biden has to explain away the worst bout of inflation in 40 years . Both candidates are older than most voters prefer . Yet the fact that both men have served as president gives voters a clear record to judge each candidate by. Yahoo Finance has tracked the economic performance of both Trump and Biden since Trump first took office in 2017. Our methodology has been the same for each president, allowing for the apples-to-apples comparisons you see in the charts below. (Click the arrows to move through the data.) BIDEN VS. TRUMP: JOBS Job growth under Biden has been stronger, in part because of the rebound from the COVID downturn. YR 1/JAN YR 1/FEB YR 1/MAR YR 1/APR YR 1/MAY YR 1/JUN YR 1/JUL YR 1/AUG YR 1/SEP YR 1/OCT YR 1/NOV YR 1/DEC YR 2/JAN YR 2/FEB YR 2/MAR YR 2/APR YR 2/MAY YR 2/JUN YR 2/JUL YR 2/AUG YR 2/SEP YR 2/OCT YR 2/NOV YR 2/DEC YR 3/JAN YR 3/FEB YR 3/MAR YR 3/APR YR 3/MAY YR 3/JUN YR 3/JUL YR 3/AUG YR 3/SEP YR 3/OCT YR 3/NOV YR 3/DEC 0M 10M 5M 15M BIDEN TRUMP SOURCES: BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS, MOODY’S ANALYTICS On seven key metrics, Biden has a 4-3 edge. Biden bests Trump on overall job growth, manufacturing jobs, GDP […]

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