US poll shows majority think Biden policies responsible for inflation
A new survey for Newsweek conducted by Redfield & Wilton Strategies shows that 61% of voters believe US President Joe Biden's policies are responsible for inflation.
A recent survey for Newsweek, conducted by Redfield & Wilton Strategies at the end of last week, found that the majority of Americans blame US President Joe Biden for rising inflation rates.
According to a survey conducted on October 30 from 1,500 U.S. eligible voters, 61% believe that Biden and his policies are "largely" or "fairly" to blame for inflation.
Inflation is the primary problem that people think would influence their voting behavior in the key midterm elections that will take place on November 8th, according to the poll.
43% of respondents blamed Biden and his policies heavily for inflation, 18% blamed the president evenly, and 17% blamed the president and his policies somewhat.
However, another 23% disagreed, claiming that the president had nothing to do with rising prices.
When asked who they thought must be held accountable for the high rate of inflation, people chose President Biden and his policies 44% of the time, former US President Donald Trump and his policies 17% of the time, and the COVID-19 pandemic 14% of the time.
The second most important issue for voters, behind economic growth, was abortion, which received 34% of the vote. Respondents were allowed to select up to three issues.
The annual rate of inflation in the US has been at a 40-year high for many months despite the decrease in the annual rate from 8.3% in August to 8.2% in September.
According to the survey, 44% of the voters surveyed argued that the Republican Party is more concerned about inflation than the Democratic Party.
In terms of the economy, the survey revealed more potentially bad news for President Biden and the Democrats, with 49% of respondents saying they were in worse shape now than when Biden took office.
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