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50% of which group rate Joe as excellent or good on handling the economy? Hold it...let me think?

Somewhere there are people living in a parallel universe who think everything is going swimmingly well. Honestly, I applaud you guys! It's important to be optimistic, even if you belong in Belleview.


Then again there are the other Debbie Downers who seem to be weighed down by reality.


"Fifty percent (50%) of Democratic voters rate Biden excellent or good on his handling of economic issues, but only eight percent (8%) of Republicans and 20% of unaffiliated voters agree in that assessment."



57% Rate Biden ‘Poor’ on Economy

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Rasmussen Poll


Most voters clearly aren’t buying President Joe Biden’s explanations about high gas prices and say he’s done a poor job of handling the economy overall.


A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 27% of Likely U.S. voters rate Biden excellent or good for his handling of the economy. That’s down from 32% in December. Fifty-seven percent (57%) now give Biden a poor rating for his handling of the economy, up from 55% in December. (To see survey question wording, click here.)


Biden has blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin and major oil companies for the historic high price of gasoline. However, only 29% of voters think oil companies bear most responsibility for rising fuel costs, and just 11% say Putin is mainly to blame. Fifty-two percent (52%) believe Biden’s energy policies are most responsible for higher gas prices. These findings have changed little since April.


Eighty percent (80%) of Republicans think Biden’s policies are most to blame for rising fuel costs, as do 24% of Democrats and 54% of voters not affiliated with either major party. Among Democratic voters, 46% blame major oil companies and 20% blame Putin for high gas prices.


The survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on June 16 and 19, 2022 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.


Ninety-two percent (92%) of voters view the rising price of gasoline, home heating oil and other petroleum products as a serious problem, including 68% who consider rising fuel costs a Very Serious problem. In April, 83% said rising petroleum prices were a serious problem.


Seventy-four percent (74%) of voters say the U.S. economy has gotten worse in the past year. Only 11% think the economy has gotten better, while 13% believe the economy has stayed about the same over the past year.


Republicans (91%) are more likely than Democrats (54%) or unaffiliated voters (76%) to say the economy has gotten worse over the past year. More Republicans (88%) than Democrats (53%) or unaffiliated voters (65%) think rising fuel costs are a Very Serious problem.


Fifty percent (50%) of Democratic voters rate Biden excellent or good on his handling of economic issues, but only eight percent (8%) of Republicans and 20% of unaffiliated voters agree in that assessment. Eighty-six percent (86%) of Republicans and 62% of unaffiliated voters give Biden a poor rating for his handling of the economy, as do 24% of Democrats.


Seventy-five percent (75%) of whites, 56% of black voters and 79% of other minorities say the economy has gotten worse over the past year. Black voters (43%) are more likely than whites (26%) or other minorities (19%) to rate Biden excellent or good on his handling of economic issues.


Women voters (32%) are somewhat more likely than men (26%) think oil companies bear most responsibility for rising fuel costs, while more men (57%) than women voters (47%) say Biden is to blame.


Voters under 40 are less likely than their elders to rate Biden poor for his handling of the economy, and are also most likely to blame rising fuel prices on major oil companies.


Voters with annual incomes between $30,000 and $50,000 are most likely to say the economy has gotten worse over the past year. Voters with annual incomes over $200,000 are least likely to blame Biden for higher fuel prices.


More private sector workers (61%) than government employees (47%) give Biden a poor rating for his handling of the economy.


With inflation near an all-time high and fear of a recession looming, economic issues are most important to American voters.


The 2022 midterm elections are now less than five months away, and Republicans have a five-point lead in their bid to recapture control of Congress.


Additional information from this survey and a full demographic breakdown are available to Platinum Members only.

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