A new survey found that an unprecedented percentage of Americans report that their financial situation has worsened during Joe Biden’s reign.
41% of those who answered the ABC News/Washington Post poll indicated their financial situation has worsened since Biden assumed office in Jan. 2021, the largest number ever seen in 37 years of polling the question.
A mere 16% of surveyed Americans claimed to be better off.
When a similar question was asked during the era of Donald Trump, results fared much better for the former president. A poll conducted during the Trump administration determined that 25% of respondents said they were better off while only 13% said they were worse off.
Data from the poll also concluded that former President Donald Trump would handily beat Biden in a hypothetical rematch, with 48% of respondents expressing support for Trump and only 44% in favor of Biden. Upon putting controls for registered voters into place, the margin only closes by one percentage point.
Biden is having a hard time garnering support from people in his own party, according to the survey. Only 44% of respondents who claimed to be Democrats or left-leaning independents want Biden to be the party’s nominee in 2023. A larger 49%, almost half, desire somebody new.
The poll also reported that 53% of Americans disapprove of Biden’s performance in office while only 42% approve.
The White House occupant reacted furiously towards a reporter in July after he asked his reaction to Democrats who hope he does not run again.
“They want me to run,” answered Biden. “Read the polls! Read the polls, Jack! You guys are all the same. That poll showed that 92% of Democrats if I ran would vote for me.”
Meanwhile, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre fielded questions on The View asking why Americans are reporting dismal financial situations despite Biden’s claims of a strong economy.
Jean-Pierre responded by explaining, “It’s been a very hard couple of years,” and that Biden plans to speak to struggling Americans during his State of the Union speech.
Karine Jean-Pierre on why Americans HATE the Biden economy: “It’s been a very hard couple of years.” pic.twitter.com/sXfVA6gthG
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The White House press secretary also affirmed that Biden plans to run for reelection, saying, “He has said very explicitly, many, many times, that he intends to run.”