Released Wednesday, the results of a new Politico/Morning Consult poll indicate a majority of Americans blame President Joe Biden for rising inflation.
A full 59% of registered voters polled lay the blame for rising inflation squarely at the feet of President Biden and his disastrous policies.
What’s more, according to Morning Consult’s report on the survey, “[n]early 2 in 5 voters expect the U.S. economy to get worse in the next year, including 61% of Republicans and 38% of independents.”
The news comes as many Americans have been getting uncomfortable flashbacks to the economic crash of 2008. Inflation has increased by as much as 5.4% over the last year — 0.5% higher than expected by analysts, according to the Washington Examiner.
Indeed, inflation is skyrocketing, and the economic consequences could be devastating. But Americans have yet to really feel the brunt of Biden’s policies, and they are already furious.
A Gallup poll conducted in May found that only 36% of respondents were “satisfied with the way things are going” with the economy well into the Democrat’s presidency.
The pollster said at the time that just over a quarter of Americans had rated “current economic conditions as excellent or good, while 30% rate them as poor.”
“Meanwhile, 43% say the economy is getting better, and 53% say it is getting worse,” Gallup reported, according to The Center Square.
More lockdowns on the horizon?
Of course, an economic crash would doom congressional Democrats hoping to hold onto power in the 2022 midterm elections. And if Republicans take back either the House or Senate — or both — it would put a huge damper on President Biden and his progressive agenda.
The way things are going, it seems possible that some states could even re-enact economy-killing lockdowns like those that plagued the world in 2020, disrupting supply chains and sending the prices of various commodities through the roof.
If that does happen, it can only mean bad things for Americans and their family finances. And it’s all on Biden’s watch.