New polling shows Americans are very concerned about the ongoing economic woes under the Biden administration.
Inflation data released this week showed the fastest growth for consumer prices in decades as wholesale prices reached nearly 9%, both major indicators that inflation is out of control. New polling from Rasmussen showed that Americans don’t expect it to improve anytime soon.
“More than half of Americans say rising grocery prices have changed the way they eat, and they expect to pay even more in the future,” Rasmussen said. “The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 83% of American Adults say they’re paying more for groceries now than they were a year ago, an increase from 79% in May. Only 11% now say they aren’t paying more for groceries.”
Supply chain issues have also led to shortages and concern that Americans won’t have access to the goods they want this holiday season.
“As the supply-chain crisis continues, an overwhelming majority of voters are worried about potential shortages of basic supplies, and most think President Joe Biden’s administration is not doing enough about the problem,” Rasmussen said. “The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 82% of Likely U.S. Voters are concerned that the supply-chain crisis could lead to shortages of food and other basic supplies, including 49% who are Very Concerned. Only 17% are not concerned about the possibility of shortages.”
These issues have hurt Biden in the polls. CNN polling found that 72% of Americans believe Biden is not paying enough attention to the issues important to them. All of these factors could mean bad news for Dems in the 2022 midterms. It is also hurting Democrats push to pass an additional nearly $2 trillion in federal spending.
“US crushed by an inflation crisis, energy crisis, supply chain crisis, employment crisis, border crisis (to name a few),” said former President Donald Trump aide Stephen Miller. “In response, Dems planning to vote for a bill that spends trillions, taxes energy, offshores supply chains, pays people not to work & abolishes migration caps.”