Biden’s America: One-Third Say Memorial Day Plans Were Affected by High Gas Prices

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One-third of Americans say their Memorial Day plans were affected by high gas prices in President Biden’s America, an Emerson College survey released this week found.

The survey found a majority, 52 percent, disapproving of Biden’s job performance as the country experiences rampant inflation and record-high gas prices:

The economy is the top concern for 49% of voters, followed by crime with 12% and healthcare at 11%. Since the April national poll, the economy and crime have risen nine points respectively.

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In this May 31, 2021 file photo, flags and tributes mark the Memorial Day holiday at Fort Logan National Cemetery in southeast Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The survey found that Biden’s policies are directly affect everyday life of Americans, as 33 percent said they have had to either change or cancel their Memorial Day Weekend plans due to high gas prices. That news follows the U.S hitting another record on Thursday, reaching a national average of $4.600 per gallon, as Breitbart News detailed:

The national gas price average reached $4.60 on Thursday, reflecting a nearly 47-cent increase in the last month. For greater perspective, the national gas price average stood at $3.035 one year ago. 

Several states are experiencing prices higher than the national average. Those states include Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Illinois, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Hawaii, Alaska, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and California, the last of which has the highest gas price average in the nation — $6.070.

Industry experts are only expecting the situation to worsen over the “cruel summer,” predicting average gas prices well over $6.00 per gallon.

ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 25: Angela Spraul and her daughter Ava, 4, sit at the grave of her husband John Spraul, U.S. Navy, who died Feb. 28, 2013, at Section 60 on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery on May 25, 2015 in Arlington, Va. U.S. President Barack Obama, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Army General Martin Dempsey and U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter honored fallen soldiers during a ceremony at Arlington on this Memorial Day. (Photo by Gabriella Demczuk/Getty Images)

Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery. (Gabriella Demczuk/Getty Images)

The Emerson College survey was taken May 24-25, 2022, among 1,148 registered voters and has a +/- 2.8 percent margin of error.

This is far from the only indicator that Biden’s policies are directly affecting Americans in negative ways. Harvard-Harris’s May survey found 68 percent indicating that the economy is on the wrong track, and 56 percent said that their financial situation is getting worse, up from 23 percent who said the same one year ago. Notably, 56 percent indicating that their financial situation is getting worse is the highest recorded percentage in that particular survey.


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