A new poll shows that Americans, facing huge price increases under Joe Biden’s administration for housing, groceries, gasoline and more, are putting the blame on … Joe.
The Morning Consult/Politico survey found 59% of registered voters “hold the economic policies of President Joe Biden responsible.”
Inflation is at a 13-year high now, and the poll showed nearly 40% of voters expect the U.S. economy to get worse in the next year.
Aggravating the economy has been the trillions of dollars in spending already approved by Congress, where Democrat majorities haven’t been satisfied yet – and are demanding multiple trillions more to be spent on their favorite projects, including daycare and global warming issues.
“The Biden administration and the Federal Reserve have said for months that recent inflation is temporary, an expected byproduct of the U.S. economy reopening after more than a year,” the survey found. “But recent cracks in the strategy have emerged as costs have risen, with President Joe Biden assuring Americans that his administration will ‘remain vigilant’ and make policy adjustments where necessary, while Republicans have hammered Biden and framed today’s issues as akin to the 1970s runaway inflation levels fueled by irresponsible spending.”
Of that total, 39% of the respondents said Biden is “very responsible” for inflation.
The poll found: “At 82 percent, Republicans were the driving force behind those figures, but a large share of Democrats also held the Biden administration’s policies responsible for inflation levels, at 41 percent. Democrats were more likely than other voting blocs to say the Biden administration’s policies were ‘not too responsible’ or ‘not responsible at all’ for inflation at 25 percent and 20 percent, respectively.”
A lower percentage suggested the inflation was because of the reopening of the economy and Americans’ return to their purchasing practices before the pandemic.
The survey said, “Regardless of what voters are more likely to blame, worries about the economy and inflation are growing, especially in pandemic-impacted areas. The share of U.S. adults who expect prices to increase in the travel and vacation space rose to 54 percent in June from 36 percent in January, according to Morning Consult Economic Intelligence data.”
The survey on July 23-26 heard from 1,997 registered voters and has a margin of error of 2 percentage points.
In what could be a connected result, Rasmussen Reports revealed Joe Biden’s approval rating now is underwater.
His approval is at an all-time low of 46%, and his disapproval is at 52%, the poll said.
Among Democrats, Biden’s approval to disapproval rating was 77% to 22% while among Republicans it was 81%-17i%.
The poll noted 42% “strongly disapprove” of Biden.