Newly released polling data shows the majority of Americans blame President Joe Biden for inflation.
That goes in stark contrast to Biden’s comments. He has been steadfast in blaming Russian President Vladimir Putin for rising inflation, despite the rise in prices beginning long before the invasion began.
Convention of States Action, along with The Trafalgar Group, released the poll this week, which found that “59.9 percent of American voters believe that President Biden’s policies and spending are the leading contributor to rising inflation in the U.S.”
That is compared to31.6 percent of American voters believe that Russia’s war with Ukraine is the leading contributor to rising inflation in the U.S.
Notably, “61.1 percent of Independent voters believe that President Biden’s policies and spending are the leading contributor to rising inflation in the United States.”
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has raised prices, but other federal policies, like federal limits on oil drilling, and a surplus in federal debt spending, have driven up gas prices and inflation.
Experts say these higher prices could likely hurt Democrats come November, especially if Independents swing to the right because of issues like inflation and gas prices.
“President Lincoln reminded Americans that you can’t fool all of the people all of the time, and that is certainly reflected in these numbers. Despite being told every day that Putin is responsible for virtually anything they’re not happy with–from inflation to baby formula to gas prices–a sizable majority of voters clearly believe it is President Biden and the Democrats, and not Moscow, who are responsible,” said Mark Meckler, President of Convention of States Action. “The failure of Biden’s Administration to take simple, common-sense steps to bring Americans relief is both cruel and indefensible. No doubt, the people’s anger at Democrat policies will be reflected at the polls in November.”