President Joe Biden and his administration continue to take an increasing amount of criticism over the current state of the U.S. economy, specifically with regard to the inflation crisis.
A newly-published Monmouth poll revealed that politics aside, a majority of Americans are blaming Biden for their continued economic struggles.
“Thinking about this most important concern, have the actions of the federal government over the past six months helped, hurt, or had no real impact on this concern?” the survey asked respondents.
A staggering 57% answered that felt the U.S. government, under President Biden, “hurt their family when it comes to their most important concern.”
“The poll found America’s top three concerns are inflation (30 percent), gas prices (15 percent), and the economy (9 percent). The top concerns outweighed abortion (5 percent) and guns (3 percent),” Breitbart noted.
A poll analysis read, in part, “In prior polls, between 34% and 47% said government actions have hurt them on their biggest family concern. The current poll marks the first time this sentiment is in the majority.”
The analysis added: “The results also indicate little optimism about the future. Just 23% expect that future government actions over the next few years will help improve their family’s top concern while 45% say Washington will hurt them. One year ago, that response was basically flipped (40% expected to be helped and 34% expected to be hurt).”
Additionally, more bad news for the Biden administration came out of the poll’s results, with nearly 9 in 10 Americans now feeling that the country is headed on the wrong track.
Eighty-eight percent, to be exact, of respondents, from both major political parties, have a severe lack in confidence of where the United States is headed.
More from Monmouth: Only 10% saycountry is headed in right direction (-8% change vs. poll in May) and 88% say country is on wrong track (+9% vs. May). Overall, we’re at the lowest point in RCP Avg since Oct 2011 – which was the all-time bottom.https://t.co/gsom3iVsmw pic.twitter.com/CkrazKO4Xz
— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) July 5, 2022
The new number marks a 9% jump from May, when the same question was asked in that particular iteration of the same poll.
The latest survey was conducted both before and after the U.S. Supreme Court issued the decision that resulted in the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
Pundits on both sides of the political aisle tend to agree that Republicans will likely make huge gains in both the House and Senate in the November midterms, especially if Biden’s numbers continue to worsen over the coming months.