62% of U.S. voters blame Biden, his policies for increasing inflation

Americans are pointing a finger at President Joe Biden‘s policies when asked what’s responsible for the rising inflation. 

A Politico/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday found that 62 per cent of registered voters assigned a lot or some blame to the Biden administration when asked who was responsible for the 13-year high. 

Broken down, 40 per cent of those surveyed said the Biden administration’s policies were very responsible, while another 22 per cent said the policies were somewhat responsible. 

A new Politico/Morning Consult poll found that 62 per cent of American voters assign some or a lot of blame to President Joe Biden’s (pictured) policies for the rising inflation

A Politico/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday found that 62 per cent of registered voters assigned a lot or some blame to the Biden administration when asked who was responsible for the 13-year high

A Politico/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday found that 62 per cent of registered voters assigned a lot or some blame to the Biden administration when asked who was responsible for the 13-year high

Another 22 per cent said the policies were not too responsible, while 18 per cent said the administration wasn’t responsible at all.   

In the same poll, just 38 per cent of voters, including seven in 10 Democrats, said the U.S. was moving in the right track. 

That survey had Biden’s approval rating at 45 per cent, with 52 per cent disapproving. 

That being said, 45 per cent of respondents said they’d vote for a Democratic candidate in the 2022 elections, over the 40 per cent who chose Repubican.  

Another poll that came out Wednesday, the Grinnell College National Poll, found Biden’s support among independents has collapsed – which could spell doom for the Democrats’ Congressional majorities in next year’s midterm races.  

While 54 per cent of independents supported Biden during the 2020 presidential election, according to exit polling, that number now stands at just 28 per cent.   

That means that if the 2024 presidential election were held today – and it was a rematch between Biden and former President Donald Trump – both candidates would receive 40 per cent of the vote, while 14 per cent of the American electorate would choose someone else.  

Biden polls better among Democrats than Trump does Republicans. 

Biden receives the support of nearly 90 per cent of Democrats, while Trump earns the support of 80 per cent of Republicans. 

Former President Donald Trump

President Joe Biden

Trump (left) gets less support among Republicans than Biden (right) does among Democrats, but Biden’s popularity with independents has collapsed since last year’s presidential race, new polling shows  

President Joe Biden has lost support among independents, while former President Donald Trump has gained that support, meaning the Democrat and Republican would get the same percentage of voters if the 2024 election was held today

President Joe Biden has lost support among independents, while former President Donald Trump has gained that support, meaning the Democrat and Republican would get the same percentage of voters if the 2024 election was held today

However, now a greater percentage of independents support Trump. 

The ex-president gets 45 per cent of that group, compared to Biden’s 28 per cent.  

Pollster J. Ann Selzer of Selzer & Company called it a ‘massive shift’ in a statement.  

‘The president has time to turn his political fortunes around,’ said Grinnell College National Poll Director Peter Hanson. ‘But if it doesn’t happen soon, Democrats are likely to face a serious reckoning in the 2022 midterm elections.’ 

The poll also shows that Biden’s approval rating stands at 37 per cent, which is on the low end of current polling. 

Biden’s Real Clear Politics polling average stands at 42 per cent approval – and includes the Grinnell survey. 

The president also gets low marks on how he’s handling immigration. 

Just 27 per cent approve, while 58 per cent disapprove. 

He also received a 38 per cent approval on the economy, while 53 per cent disapprove. 

Only 36 per cent of Americans said they believed the economy will be in a better spot 12 months from now – which is an 11 point drop from March.   

‘Right now, the math is simple: a majority of Americans believe the economy will be doing worse in 12 months than it is today, and that pessimism is keeping President Biden’s approval ratings in the basement,’ Hanson said.