Polling Indicates That Voters Disapprove of Biden’s Handling of Key Economic Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Recent polling conducted by Scott Rasmussen from April 12-13 reveals that a majority of voters disapprove of Biden’s handling of key economic issues. The same survey also provides crucial insight into voters’ perceptions of the federal budget.

On Biden’s handling of economic issues:

  • On gas prices, 67 percent disapprove

  • On inflation, 59 percent disapprove

  • On government spending and taxes, 57 percent disapprove

On their perceptions of the federal budget:

  • 62 percent responded that only positive results occur from balancing the budget

  • 59 percent agreed that raising taxes hurts the economy

  • 54 percent responded that it is possible to balance the federal budget and cut taxes

  • 47 percent believe that slowing government spending helps the economy, as well as that it is possible to balance the budget by slowing the growth of federal spending.

Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks President, commented:

“The nearly $7 trillion in spending sanctioned by the Biden Administration so far has been a disaster for the American people. Inflation is higher than it’s been in over forty years, and the cost of everyday life is becoming unsustainable, especially for our nation’s poorest. Crazy enough, the President still thinks that it’s a good idea to spend more, as demonstrated by his recent $5.8 trillion budget proposal.”

“Voters understand that you can’t just endlessly spend money you don’t have–so why can’t the President and his Democratic allies get this through their heads? If the government continues on this scandalous path of outrageous spending, Democrats can expect a humiliating defeat at the polls this November.”

You can view the survey toplines here.

(Methodology: The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted online by Scott Rasmussen on April 12-13, 2022. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, internet usage, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.)