As inflation has skyrocketed to a 39-year high, nearly half of all Americans feel the actions of the Biden administration are only making matters worse, a new poll said.
Forty-seven percent of registered voters believe the administration is “hurting” the country’s ability to get the rising prices under control – and 46 percent say President Joe Biden’s massive social spending bill will just drive inflation even higher, according to a Fox Business poll.
Inflation was listed as the biggest issue facing the economy by 36 percent of the 1,002 people polled.
By comparison, government spending and the budget deficit was listed as the biggest current economic issue by just 16 percent of voters.
Roughly two-thirds of Americans said inflation has caused them financial hardship – while 31 percent said it hadn’t.
Despite concerns over inflation, the president’s job performance rating actually ticked up a bit higher from November to December, the poll shows.
Forty-seven percent of voters in December approved of Biden’s performance compared to 51 percent who disapproved.
Last month, 44 percent of those polled approved of the president’s performance versus 54 percent who disapproved.
The Fox News poll was released after two other recent surveys showed similar unfavorable results for the Biden administration.
A survey published Tuesday by The Hill/HarrisX found 50 percent of registered voters disapprove of the job Kamala Harris is doing as vice president.
And a CNN poll showed 70 percent of Americans believe Biden’s policies have worsened the economy or had no effect.