Laurel Duggan, DCNF
Most Americans believe President Joe Biden’s policies are the leading contributor to inflation in the U.S., a recent poll found.
The poll, conducted by the Trafalgar Group and the Convention of States Action from May 25 – 29, asked respondents to choose whether they believed Biden’s policies and spending or the war between Russia and Ukraine contributed more to inflation. The survey found that 59.9% of respondents blamed Biden’s policies and spending for inflation, compared to 31.6% who blamed the war between Russia and Ukraine and 8.5% who were unsure.
I know that families are still struggling with higher prices. I grew up in a family where if the price of gas went up, we felt it.
Let’s be absolutely clear about why prices are high right now: COVID and Vladimir Putin.
— President Biden (@POTUS) April 20, 2022
The results differed sharply between political groups, with 55.2% of Democrats blaming inflation on the war in Ukraine compared to 33.3% on Biden. Meanwhile, 87.9% of Republicans blamed Biden for inflation and only 9.7% blamed the war in Ukraine.
Of respondents who were not affiliated with a political party, 61.1% blamed Biden for inflation compared to 27.1% who blamed the war.
Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has driven up gas prices and food prices all over the world. 70% of the increase in prices in March came from the Putin Price Hike.
I’m doing everything I can to bring down prices and address the Putin Price Hike.
— President Biden (@POTUS) April 12, 2022
Prices rose 55% from the day Biden took office to the day before Putin decided to invade Ukraine, according to Forbes.
The poll surveyed 1091 likely general election voters and had a 2.9% margin of error.
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