President Joe Biden’s claims about providing a better life for middle class Americans despite growing inflation has left many across the nation unconvinced.
A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research released on Monday showed 45 percent say the economy is in good shape, while 54 percent think its condition is poor.
“Fifty-two percent approve of his handling of the economy, including 84% of Democrats and 50% of independents. Republicans are more skeptical with 86% expressing disapproval.
“Biden’s approval rating overall is somewhat higher, as is approval for his handling of COVID-19. Democrats and Republicans are divided in their assessments across all issue areas,” the poll noted.
Those most likely to claim the economy is doing well included, “Democrats, people with a college education, and those age 60 and older.”
The nationwide poll was conducted July 15-19, 2021 with 1,308 adults. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.7 percentage points.
The poll revealed the contrast between the Biden administration’s claims and the realities many Americans continue to face. In addition to the economy, many Americans continue to express concern with Biden’s approach toward immigration, especially as more than one million illegal immigrants have already entered during his term.
The first six months of Biden’s agenda have radically changed the state of the nation, and unfortunately not in many of the positive ways Biden promised. Instead of unity and prosperity, the nation appears more divided and the economy inflated as Americans seek to adjust to the left’s new policies.