Here’s how many Americans think Biden is responsible for rising inflation

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Editor’s Note: Updated for July 2022.

 

Just under half of Americans think President Joe Biden is highly responsibility for the current inflation trend, according to a YouGov and The Economist survey reported by Statista.

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The survey, conducted between July 9 through July 11, found that 45% of Americans surveyed believed that Biden has “a lot” of responsibility for America’s inflation. In comparison, about a quarter of respondents thought Biden did not have a lot of responsibility for the current inflation rate.

 

As of March, the U.S. monthly inflation rate was 8.5%.

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Here are the full results to how Americans responded to the question, “How much responsibility does Joe Biden have for the current trend in the inflation rate?”

  • A lot: 45%
  • Some: 28%
  • Not much: 26%

YouGov and The Economist asked 1,500 adult Americans this question via an online survey. You can find more information about the survey here.

 

Statista also recently reported that 34% of Americans think President Joe Biden was highly responsible for the current trend in the U.S. unemployment rate. Just 27% of Americans believed Biden had little responsibility for the unemployment rate.

 

Another survey by Statista and YouGov found that the majority of Americans (39%) believed that Biden was a very weak leader. Only 13% of surveyed adult Americans thought Biden was a very strong leader. Additionally, in a survey of U.S. adults in June 2022, just under half of the respondents held an unfavorable opinion of Biden. In comparison, 10% had a somewhat unfavorable, and 39% had a very unfavorable opinion.

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Which generation approves of Biden the least?

 

President Biden’s approval rating has been taking a bit of a battering of late, and as new analysis of survey data by Gallup reveals, it’s among the younger voters where the biggest falls are being recorded.

 

Here are the percentage point changes in Biden’s approval rating (from January-June 2022 to September 2021-March 2022) by generation.

 

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Percentage point change in Biden’s approval rating: -21

 

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Percentage point change in Biden’s approval rating: -19

 

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Percentage point change in Biden’s approval rating: -15

 

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Percentage point change in Biden’s approval rating: -7

 

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Percentage point change in Biden’s approval rating: 0

 

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There has been a 21 point drop in approval with members of Generation Z (born 1997 to 2004) since the first half of 2021, bringing the rate down to just 39 percent, the lowest of all the generation groups having been joint highest with Millennials. Speaking of which, those born between 1981 and 1996 registered a 19-point decrease in approval of the president, falling to 41 percent, and one percent below the national average of 42 percent.

 

Gallup provides some context for the changes: “By the summer (of 2021), as coronavirus cases unexpectedly rose, Biden had lost significant support among Generation Z, millennials and Generation X, ranging from seven- to ten-percentage-point drops. But his approval rating held steady among baby boomers and traditionalists. All generational groups have become less approving of Biden since the summer, after the troubled U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan in late August 2021, with the exception of traditionalists, whose approval has not changed.”

 

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Survey results are based on combined samples of 14,229 Americans ,18 years of age or older. The survey was conducted by Gallop. More methodology and source information can be found on Statista.

 

This article originally appeared on Statista.com and was syndicated by MediaFeed.org.

 

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