When Obama took office, Democrats held:
• 56 Senate seats. It is 51 now (plus two independents who align mostly with the Democrats).
• 257 seats in the House of Representatives. It is 190 now (there are also three vacancies for seats last held by Democrats).
• 29 of the 50 governorships. It is 20 now.
• 4,073 state legislative seats. It is 3,319 now
When Obama took office:
Unemployment was 7.8%. It is 8.3% now
Median Income was $54,983. It is not $50,964
Gas prices were $1.85 per gallon. They are $3.78 now (Sept 2012)
National debt was $10.6 trillion. It is now $15.9 trillion as of September 2, 2012
41% of voters said they identified themselves as Democrats; today 33% say they identify themselves as Democrats.
I’d say that is some signs that we are NOT better off than when Obama took office.