Polls: Voters blame Biden for inflation

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The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 64% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the policies of Biden’s administration have increased inflation, while only eight percent (8%) think Biden’s policies have reduced inflation.

By Casey Harper | The Center Square

Americans are feeling the pain of inflation and many blame President Joe Biden for rising prices, new polling shows.

Soaring gas prices have brought that issue home for most Americans with the average price per gallon rising more than a dollar in the past year. An Emerson College March national poll found that the vast majority of Americans are feeling the pain of higher prices.

“Eighty-three percent (83%) of voters say they are experiencing some hardship due to increased prices on everyday items, with 40% reporting significant hardship, and another 43% reporting some hardship,” the poll said. “Seventeen percent (17%) report experiencing no hardship. When asked about who they blame for an increase in gas prices, a plurality (39%) blame the Biden Administration, 21% blame the sanctions on Russia, and 18% blame gas and oil companies.”

A poll released by Rasmussen Reports Monday found a similar trend.

“President Joe Biden’s policies have increased inflation, according to a majority of voters, who expect the issue to be important in November midterm elections,” Rasmussen said. “The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 64% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the policies of Biden’s administration have increased inflation, while only eight percent (8%) think Biden’s policies have reduced inflation. Another 25% say the Biden administration’s policies have not made much difference in inflation.”

Aside from gas prices, Americans are seeing rising mortgage prices and interest rates. Mortgage rates rose above 4% for the first time since 2019 and the Federal Reserve indicated last week that there will be several new rate hikes this year.

Experts are worried as well. The National Association for Business Economics released a survey this week asking 234 economic experts about the U.S. economy and found inflation is top of mind.

“Inflation continues to be of prominent concern for a majority of the NABE Policy Survey panel,” said NABE Policy Survey Chair Juhi Dhawan of Wellington Management. “More than three out of four (78%) panelists expect inflation to stay above 3% through the end of 2023. When asked about what can be done to mitigate high gasoline prices, 31% recommend releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and almost a quarter (24%) believe no response is necessary.”

Republicans have hammered Democrats on this issue. With economic experts saying inflation will likely remain elevated for months to come, Republicans hope to make it a defining issue of the midterm elections.

“Nobody is buying Democrats’ weak attempts to avoid responsibility for rising gas prices,” said Mike Berg, spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee.

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5 thoughts on “Polls: Voters blame Biden for inflation

  1. Be assured as long as these folks have power they will continue to make life more and more challenging, especially for those populations that hold up against the pressures to become subjects of the state. They are out for unfettered control over everything and their quest for power is unquenchable. By they, I don’t particularly mean Biden or Harris. Every thinking person knows they are nothing but puppets. It is the puppet masters that helped push things between Russia and Ukraine to war. I suspect at least one of their goals is to take down Putin. That would be fine if it was to open Russia to free-market thinking, but that is far from their goal, because they all embrace centrally control-markets … they just want to be the ones controlling. Biden is not smart enough to understand much of anything. He is just a willing prostitute that wants to think he has power.

  2. The lowest IQ administration is living up to it’s billing.. puppet Joe the dementia candidate and the
    cackling side kick comma la couldn’t pour pee out of a boot if the instructions were on the bottom.
    The brainless trust pulling the strings is doing as they planned to destroy capitalism and the
    US’s economic and world leader status.. They in a very short time destroyed what we once proudly
    were. Build Back Bolshevik has been a success for them and is destroying us. The sooner they are
    all rotting in hell will be the time we can finally rebuild.. without political swamp creatures again..

  3. Without a doubt its purposeful. The regime aims to destroy the economy and every other component of our country in order to build back right from the bottom with their woketopia. The destruction of our economy will feed their narrative to push for digital currency sooner than later. We need a reckoning. We just might get it.

  4. Well if feckless Joe would have left things in place, he would be a shining star,
    instead, we have a babbling old fool that is destroying the country, yup he owns
    it lock stock and barrel…………….Hey DemocRATs, how do you like him now ??

    Joe is the laughing stock of the world, and so are we ……….I’m not sure who’s
    guiding this senile fool, Dr. Jill should hang her head in shame as he’s worst
    then a puppy on a leash……………….

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