By a margin of 4 to 1, Americans say that they are worse off now than when Joe Biden took office a year ago, in bad news for Democrats ahead of the 2022 election.
“Generally speaking, is your family better off today than it was one year ago, worse off than it was one year ago, or about the same as it was a year ago?” the poll asked according to Issues & Insights.
Only 20 percent said they are better off now than a year ago when Biden took office, the poll found. On the other hand, 42 percent said that they are “worse off” while another 36 percent said they are “about the same.”
The poll added:
Taken as a whole, that means 78% of Americans have seen no progress or improvement at all in their financial and economic lives since Biden took over in early 2020.
Despite this, Biden’s recent speeches have included references to the “best economic growth in the last four decades.”
“We did it alone. Without one single solitary Republican vote,” he said in Philadelphia on March 11, speaking to House Democrats. “It was the Democrats — it was you — that brought us back.”
If that’s the message, Americans don’t seem to be buying it. And a big reason for that is likely the sudden scary surge in inflation, which hits low- and middle-class Americans hardest of all.
These numbers are absolutely horrible for the Democrats. Americans traditionally vote out of their pocketbooks and if they feel this bad ahead of the midterm elections, it would tend to reflect bad on any Democrat candidate.
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