More than half of U.S. Democrats believe that President Joe Biden’s policies caused the nation’s record-high inflation.
A new poll from Issues & Insights and TIPP found that approximately 53 percent of blue voters blame Biden, his administration, and his agenda for May’s 8.6 percent year-over-year increase in essential goods and services costs that are plaguing Americans.
As a matter of fact, according to I&I, every race, age, income, and education group except for self-proclaimed “liberals” overwhelmingly “felt Biden’s policies caused the current inflation mess.”
In general, 64 percent of American adults said they think Biden shoulders the responsibility for skyrocketing prices. Of that 64 percent, most (38 percent) said Biden is “very responsible” and 26 percent said the Democrat is “somewhat responsible.”
Only 8 percent of those surveyed said they believed Biden was “not at all responsible” for the country’s economic woes.
Despite Americans’ widespread belief that the nation’s money problems were caused by Biden, the White House refuses to take responsibility for them. Biden insists that Russia’s Vladimir Putin is to blame for record-high gas prices and rising costs in the U.S. but Americans aren’t buying it.
No matter how many times White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre lies that the “economy is in a better place than it has been historically,” Democrats, Republicans, and Independents know excessive federal spending and government-induced supply chain issues are only a recipe for economic disaster.
According to the same poll, approximately two-thirds of U.S. adults said they believed “too much federal spending made inflation worse.”
Americans’ disapproval of inflation doesn’t bode well for Biden, whose overall average job approval rating currently sits at 39.7 percent. Nor does it bode well for Democrats going into midterms where a majority of Americans say their top voting priority will be the state of the economy.