Poll: 62 Percent of American Voters Believe Biden Is Responsible for Inflation

US President Joe Biden speaks during an event honoring the Council of Chief State School Officers' 2020 and 2021 State and National Teachers of the Year on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on October 18, 2021. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER …
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Sixty-two percent of American voters believe President Biden is responsible for the rising inflation, a Politico/Morning Consult poll found Wednesday.

Forty-one percent of Democrats agree that inflation is a result of Biden’s failed polices, along with 61 percent of independents and 85 percent of Republican voters.

Overall on the economy, 39 percent of voters strongly disapproved of Biden’s economic record. Only 17 percent strongly approved.

More specifically, respondents were asked, “How much have you seen, read, or heard about the following? Consumer prices in September 2021 rising 5.4% from a year ago, matching a 13-year high in inflation.”

Thirty-four percent said “a lot.” Thirty-six percent said “some.” Thirteen percent said “not much.” And 18 percent said “nothing at all.”

New York NY Oct 16: America’s supply-chain shortage is evident in local pet and grocery stores in New York City as store owners struggle to keep inventory stocked on October 16 2021 Credit: MPI99 / MediaPunch /IPX

When respondents were questioned if they approve or disapprove of Biden’s performance as president, only 21 strongly approved while 39 percent strongly disapproved.

The poll also found just 38 percent of voters believe the country is heading in the right direction with 62 percent believing the country is going down the wrong track.

The polling comes as Biden is struggling to tame prices as grocers are raising prices, Ace Hardware shelves are bare, and emergency media supplies are being threatened by the supply chain crisis.

Meanwhile, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has been on paternity leave with his husband and two children. While Buttigieg has been away from the office, the White House is reportedly weighing whether to deploy the National Guard to confront the growing supply chain crisis.

Biden presumably looks solve the crisis that is increasing costs for everyday purchases, which include gas, hotels, TVs, meats, poultry, fish and eggs, electricity, rent, and other daily household items.

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