Recent Polling Shows That Majority of Voters Believe We Are in a Recession

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Recent polling by Scott Rasmussen shows that 54 percent of American voters already believe that we are in a recession, while an additional 26 percent stated it is “somewhat likely” (17 percent), or “very likely” that the U.S. would enter a recession in the next 3-6 months.

In the same survey, nearly two thirds of voters rated their own personal finances as either “fair” (39 percent) or “poor” (24 percent). Finally, 72 percent of voters rated the issue of inflation “very important”, which was the highest percentage out of any issue surveyed.

Peter Vicenzi, FreedomWorks Director of Communications, commented:

Clearly, Americans are concerned about the state of the American economy. This makes sense seeing as inflation last week reached a 40 year high of 9.1 percent, despite the fact that President Biden claimed last December that inflation had hit its peak. This makes sense that inflation is at the top of voters’ minds when it comes to the issues on the ballot this November.

Americans are still struggling to keep their finances in check, despite the fact that Democrat controlled Congress has passed trillions in new spending aimed at making our lives better. This begs the question: Would passing Biden’s “Build Back Better” spending package have made a difference when we have spent so much already? In fact, the inverse is true, seeing as record spending and lax monetary policy have no doubt contributed to the high inflation and rising prices we see today. If history is any guide, Democrats will take a major hit in the midterms when Americans “vote with their wallets.”