A poll released by ABC News/ Ipsos found that the majority of Americans are most concerned about the economy, inflation and gas prices heading into this Fall’s midterm elections. In what has been a disastrous first two years for the Biden Administration and Congressional democrats, voters are looking for a change in direction on the policies that impact their pocketbooks.
The poll released last week found that 83 percent of Americans view the state of the economy as either extremely or very important to how they will vote, as the country tries to stave off another recession. 80 percent say inflation will impact their vote at a time when inflation rates have hit record highs not seen since the 1970’s. 74 percent of voters said that gas prices would be a major factor for them as the national price per gallon hit $4.82 last week.
The poll confirms the strategies of conservative strategists, who are working diligently to ensure the American people know that the failed policies architected by the Biden Administration have led the country to its current state. While democrats scramble to detail plans to address these issues, candidates up and down the ticket are also struggling to overcome the President’s sinking poll numbers, which currently sit a 37 percent for his handling of the economic recovery, 28 percent for inflation and 27 percent for gas prices.
“There’s no denying that high prices, particularly around gasoline and food, are a real problem for people,” said President Biden in remarks recently delivered in Delaware. “But there’s every reason for the American people to feel confident that we’ll meet these challenges. Because of the enormous progress we’ve made on the economy, the Americans can tackle inflation from a position of strength.”
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