President Joe Biden has taken flak for a series of missteps and failures since he took office, and his poll numbers are starting to reflect it.
With few victories, other than a controversial infrastructure bill, Biden has had to fend off criticism about the crisis at the southern border, the concerning spike in inflation, and elevated unemployment levels.
With those issues in mind, the majority of voters in recent Rasmussen polling said Biden is not keeping his campaign promises. That could mean bad news come the midterms and presidential election.
“Voters don’t think most politicians keep their campaign promises, and less than a third believe President Joe Biden is doing better than previous presidents in keeping his promises,” Rasmussen said.
The poll asked 1,000 likely voters in early August.
“A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 13% of likely U.S. Voters believe most politicians keep their campaign promises. Sixty-nine percent (69%) say they do not. Eighteen percent (18%) are undecided.”
This polling comes on the heels of another poll that found Americans are very worried about inflation, something that has skyrocketed since Biden took office. Current inflation levels are the highest in decades, and voters are concerned.
A poll released earlier this week by the group No Labels found that 57% of voters “do not want Washington spending a total of $4.7 trillion on infrastructure, climate change, and social welfare programs and a supermajority is concerned this level of spending could hurt them directly in the form of runaway inflation, higher taxes down the line, lower economic growth or negative impacts on their family’s finances.”
Voters also said the Democrats’ additional social spending plan should only pass when it is smaller and has bipartisan support.
“Democratic party leaders are telling their members that voters will reward them for signing on for $4+ trillion in new spending and that they don’t care if it’s passed on a party-line basis,” the group said. “Some Republican leaders are telling their members voters will reward them for obstructing it all. But 12,673 voters in 33 congressional districts are saying something very different. They are saying they DO want the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill passed. They are saying they ARE open to more social spending, BUT they want it done the right way, with two-party support and they aren’t comfortable with the spending levels many Democrats are pushing. That’s what the voters are saying.”