Americans are anxious as economic concerns grow.


The mood in America is unsettling and worrying. As inflation continues and stock markets decline, the percentage of people who describe how they feel and say the economy is bad has reached a record high for President Biden. The number of people saying the whole country is doing badly is also the highest during Biden’s presidency as pessimism about markets, the economy and prices drives the outlook and outstrips optimism about jobs and COVID-19. Heading to summer.

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Looking ahead, pessimism about the national economy, stock market and inflation is big and growing. In fact, the price outlook is the most pessimistic among the inspection items, followed by pessimism about the national economy.

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Also, most are pessimistic about their retirement plans, and two-thirds of those who have invested money in the market after the stock market downturn are pessimistic about it.

but there is Optimism for both jobs (message highlighted by the White House) and commitment to COVID-19. But the two have only a certain edge in shaping the public mood right now.

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that much The public has never taken full responsibility for inflation In front of the White House door. And while most people continue to oppose the president’s handling of inflation and the economy, the ratings, for better or worse, haven’t moved much. Perhaps it’s because people are still pessimistic about these issues.

Biden scored relatively higher for caring for people than for reacting quickly to events (but neither found a majority). In fact, Biden is echoing greater public criticism that Biden is generally slow to respond because the administration has been criticized for being slow to deal with inflation. His political opponents aren’t the only ones saying this. More than a third of Democrats also speak of Biden.

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The more people think the economy is bad, the less I think Biden is fighting hard enough to solve the country’s pressing problems.

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We see the different impacts of all of this on the president within his own party. Although the president’s own faction paints a generally rosy picture of the economy, now more than half of Democrats rate the economy as bad for the first time during Biden’s tenure. . Most Democrats say the situation in America is no longer good. It has a lot to do with how they feel about the economy.

And some of the key groups who supported Biden in 2020 include this criticism he has been slow to respond to.

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And while most Democrats say Biden is fighting hard, key groups like young people and independents disagree. Although not a widely accepted view, there has been a slight increase in the number of Democrats viewing Biden’s behavior as “distraction”. Democrats who say that Biden is slow to react to the case are especially likely to say he is distracted. About half of it is.

Compared to inflation and the economy, Biden scored better in handling the situation with Ukraine and Russia. And he continues to receive positive reviews about the public’s optimistic response to the pandemic, despite an increase in cases in some regions in recent years. The union has maintained his early 40s, which has been hovering around his overall approval since last fall.

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This CBS News/YouGov survey was conducted with a national representative sample of 2,041 adult US residents interviewed between May 18 and 20, 2022. Samples were weighted by gender, age, race, and education based on the US Census US Community Survey. Current Census and 2020 Presidential Votes. The margin of error is ±2.5 points.

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