Poll shows half of Americans unsatisfied with Biden
According to poll responses, most Americans want the President to shift his focus on rising inflation.
According to a new poll by CBS News/YouGov, half of Americans are frustrated with President Joe Biden and want him to focus more on rising inflation. The poll is from January 12 to January 14 and polled over 2 thousand individuals.
Forty-nine percent reported feeling disappointed, and another 40 percent said they were "nervous." Of those polled, only 25 percent reported feeling satisfied and another 25 percent felt "Calm."
A majority of respondents (65 percent) reported that Biden should shift his focus on the economy and rising inflation.
However, 76 percent of those polled stated their attitude would not change if he is able to enact his flagship Build Back Better legislation.
The $1.75 trillion social spending measure is stuck in Congress, with the divided Senate unable to generate enough votes to enact it.
Among other things, the plan would fund universal pre-K, boost the child tax credit, and support climate change efforts.
Democrats infuriated by Biden's COVID-19 strategy
Democrat lawmakers have been pressuring Biden to do more in order to contain COVID-19; Democratic representatives Elissa Slotkin and Tim Ryan are urging Joe Biden to buy and distribute KN95 masks to all households requesting them. The proposal is that the masks will be paid for by previously set funds allocated to combatting COVID-19.
"We strongly encourage the administration to take the opportunity to prevent further loss of life ... by leveraging the federal government's substantial authority to prioritize American-made masks and PPE," Slotkin and Ryan write in a letter to Axios.
The United States has recently surpassed over a million cases per day, reflecting the faults in the health system: The lack of readily available rapid testing, especially before the holidays that passed, is one issue that many aides and members strongly addressed.