The President’s views on the economy are not shared by the American public, as evidenced by recent polls. A CBS News/YouGov survey revealed that 61% of Americans view the economy as “bad,” and 48% hold President Biden largely responsible for the state of the U.S. economy in 2023.
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According to the poll, a majority of Americans (76%) consider inflation a top priority for the president to address. Despite this, President Biden’s handling of the issue has a low approval rating, with only 34% approving and 66% disapproving.
The CBS News poll was presented on Face the Nation by Mark Strassman, who emphasized the widespread anxiety among Americans and the majority’s belief that the economy is headed towards a recession or slowdown. Strassman also mentioned that 38% of those surveyed are concerned about the possibility of a recession in the coming year.
A recent poll conducted by the Washington Post and ABC News showed that 62% of Americans believe President Biden has achieved little to nothing during his presidency. The poll also found that 41% of Americans reported being in worse financial condition compared to two years prior.
During a Friday interview, President Biden was questioned about inflation and rejected any responsibility for it. He stated that he was not to blame, saying “it was already there when I got here, man!” This response was met with significant criticism as inflation rates have reached their highest point in 40 years under his administration.
At the Monday press briefing, outgoing National Economic Council Director Brian Deese made some remarks before being succeeded by White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. When asked about when the American people can expect to feel a financial improvement, Deese simply replied “we have more work to do.” He then tried to convince the public that they were better off than they thought by pointing to wage growth and job opportunities.
Overall, these polls demonstrate that the American people are not in agreement with President Biden’s views on the economy and inflation. Despite this, the administration continues to spin the narrative and make excuses for inflation. It is clear that more work needs to be done in order for the American people to start feeling better off.
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