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62% of Americans say Biden’s policies responsible for inflation: poll

​Sixty-two p.c of Americans mentioned President Biden is considerably or very responsible for rising inflation — the identical quantity who consider the nation is on the improper observe, based on a brand new poll launched Wednesday.

Forty p.c mentioned Biden’s policies are very responsible and 22 p.c mentioned they’re considerably responsible for inflation, which has hit its highest fee in 13 years, a Morning Consult/Politico poll found.

Another 18 p.c consider the administration’s policies usually are not too responsible, and 10 p.c mentioned they aren’t responsible in any respect.​

Asked if the nation is heading in the right direction, 38 p.c agreed, whereas 62 p.c consider it’s on the improper observe. ​

American customers are struggling sticker shock because the nation faces a provide chain disaster and rising gas costs. 

According to the Consumer Price Index, the fee of meals has elevated 4.6 p.c since final yr, with the costs for meat, poultry, fish and eggs topping the record of meals gadgets at 10.5 p.c. 

In August, the inflation fee was up 5.3 p.c in comparison with a yr in the past, that means a family with the median annual earnings of about $70,000, pays an additional $175 a month on meals, gas and housing.

The poll additionally requested respondents what they view as the highest challenge when it comes time to vote within the upcoming midterm elections. 

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According to the Consumer Price Index, the fee of meals has elevated 4.6 p.c since final yr.
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Economic points like wages, jobs, taxes and spending completed on high with 38 p.c.​

Coming in second at 18 p.c are safety points involving terrorism and border safety. 

Energy points — carbon emissions, value of electrical energy/gasoline and renewables — polled at 5 p.c. 

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Gas costs have additionally grow to be more and more inflated.

Asked which social gathering’s candidate they might vote for if a congressional election have been held right this moment, 45 p.c mentioned Democratic, 40 p.c mentioned Republican and 15 p.c mentioned they didn’t know. 

The poll surveyed 1,998 registered voters between Oct. 16 and 18. It has a plus/minus 2 percentage-point margin of error. 

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