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Majority of Americans Say Biden Isn’t Focusing Enough On Inflation, According to New Poll

A majority of Americans say Biden isn’t focusing enough on inflation, according to a new poll showing 76% of voters who don’t like the president will hate him MORE if he succeeds Build Back Better

  • Inflation hit a 40-year high of 7% in December, Labor Dept said last week
  • While a majority of Biden’s critics will be further alienated from his $1.75T Build Back Better account, a majority also said they’d see him better if he pinned inflation.
  • A majority of voters polled think he hasn’t focused enough on the economy
  • His 44 percent approval rating after his first year is lower than nearly every predecessor through Ronald Reagan except Donald Trump



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A vast majority of American voters don’t think President Joe Biden has his priorities straight when it comes to the record inflation currently gripping the country, a new poll revealed Sunday showed.

According to the CBS News and YouGov survey, the agenda items the progressive president has focused on, such as his $1.75 trillion Build Back Better bill, are only driving critics further away.

The poll, taken Jan. 12-14, shows Biden started the year with the same lackluster approval numbers as he finished last with just 44 percent support.

It’s still an improvement on a devastating Quinnipiac poll released last week that gives it a 33 percent approval rating.

Of the majority who don’t support him, more than three-quarters — 76 percent — say Biden’s $1.75 trillion social and climate reform package, which was held up indefinitely last month by centrists in his own party, doesn’t change their minds about him. would strengthen. .

However, 63 percent of those opponents said they’d want the president more if he got inflation under control.

Biden has suffered from low polls for most of his first year in office

Biden has suffered from low polls for most of his first year in office

Among Americans who disapprove of Biden — a majority — three-quarters say passing Build Back Better won't help

Among Americans who disapprove of Biden — a majority — three-quarters say passing Build Back Better won't help

Among Americans who disapprove of Biden — a majority — three-quarters say passing Build Back Better won’t help

But inflation and the economy remain weaknesses for the Biden administration across all voters

But inflation and the economy remain weaknesses for the Biden administration across all voters

But inflation and the economy remain weaknesses for the Biden administration across all voters

The consumer price index, which reached its highest level since June 1982, is a weakness for Biden among voters who both support him and don’t.

Of all respondents, 65 percent said Biden doesn’t focus enough on inflation, compared with just 28 percent who are satisfied with the attention he is giving the issue. A meager 7 percent say they pay ‘too much’ attention to it.

His figures on the general economy are similar, with 58 percent of those polled complaining that Biden isn’t focusing enough on it, while 35 percent claiming he’s focusing “the right amount” on the economy.

The Labor Department said Wednesday that the consumer price index rose 0.5 percent last month, after rising 0.8 percent in November.

Biden was apparently trying to highlight that slowing growth rate as an achievement.

Pushed the Raise annualized inflation to 7 percent in December, the highest level since June 1982, and higher than the annual rate of 6.8 percent in November.

In a statement, Biden called inflation “a global challenge” and claimed the latest figures were good news, showing that the monthly pace of price increases in December slowed from the previous month.

Annual inflation reached 7% in December, the highest increase in 12 months since June 1982

Annual inflation reached 7% in December, the highest increase in 12 months since June 1982

Annual inflation reached 7% in December, the highest increase in 12 months since June 1982

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1642347925 977 Majority of Americans Say Biden Isnt Focusing Enough On Inflation

“Today’s report — which shows a significant decline in headline inflation over the past month, with gas and food prices falling — shows progress in slowing the pace of price increases,” Biden said.

Nationally, gas prices fell 2.2 percent in December from the previous month, but remained 50 percent higher than a year ago. Food prices rose 0.5 percent from the month and 6.3 percent higher than a year ago, making it unclear what falling food prices Biden was referring to.

“At the same time, this report underlines that we still have more work to do, with price increases still too high and family budgets tight,” Biden admitted.

A labor shortage is driving wages up, driving up costs for businesses, and supply chain chaos shows little sign of easing as Omicron sidelines millions of workers, suggesting high inflation could continue well into 2022.

Sunday’s survey highlights Americans’ dissatisfaction with the state of the country. Compared to other presidents after their freshman year, Biden ranks lower than almost all of his predecessors up to and including Ronald Reagan.

Only Donald Trump’s 37 percent approval rating after his freshman year is lower.

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