A new shock poll indicates that President Biden’s policies aren’t working for most Americans. 70% are concerned or extremely concerned about the Biden economy while 55% of Americans disapprove of Biden’s handling of the border.
The National Republicans’ Congressional Committee, which helps Republicans get elected, conducts regular internal polling to find out what voters care about and how to message for Republicans as they head into the next election cycle. (Story continues below.)
The latest finds are telling…and suggest that recent inflation issues might be the President’s biggest weakness.
“President Biden and congressional Democrats’ failure to address the rising cost of everyday goods, a spike in violent crime, and a growing border crisis has left them extremely vulnerable,” said NRCC spokesman Mike Berg.
The NRCC released a memo detailing the results. From the memo:
- As inflation fears rise and President Biden’s ratings on the economy slide, Battleground Congressional District voters are putting more trust in Republicans in Congress to deal with these economic issues than Democrats. Seven out of ten voters in battleground districts express high levels of concern about rising prices and the higher cost of living (70% extremely or very concerned). Voters are four times as likely to blame the President and Congressional Democrats (combined 42%) than they are Congressional Republicans (10%) for rising prices and the higher cost of living.
- The border crisis is a major concern for voters and Republicans have a significant lead on this issue. President Biden’s job approval rating on this issue remains dismal (38% approve – 55% disapprove). In fact, 43% of all voters in these districts strongly disapprove of Biden’s handling of the issue (only 13% strongly approve). Voters say Republicans in Congress are better able to deal with the issue of border security than their Democratic counterparts (49% GOP – 39% DEM).
- Voters say crime rates are on the rise and fewer voters believe Democrats are equipped to deal with it. Nearly three-fourths of Battleground District voters (73%) say the country’s crime rate has increased and close to half (43%) say the crime rate in their own communities has increased recently. Voters in battleground districts trust Republicans over Democrats in Congress to deal with crime and public safety (45% GOP – 42% DEM).