Biden Didn't Focus Group This One Phrase Backfires
In a new poll released this week, the majority of Americans say the current state of the economy can be summed up as “struggling” and “uncertain” — and President Joe Biden’s economic policies are to blame.
According to the CBS News/YouGov poll of 2000 adults, 61 percent of Americans labeled the economy as “struggling,” 56 percent said it was “uncertain,” 36 percent said it was “unfair,” and 27 percent said it was “punishing.” In contrast, only 15 percent said it is “rebounding,” and 11 percent said it is “expanding.”
Furthermore, the same poll found that 70 percent of Americans believe their salary is not rising with inflation, while 65 percent say they would rate the U.S. economy as very bad, and 58 percent say it is getting worse.
The poll also revealed the American people’s dissatisfaction with Biden’s job on the economy, giving him a meager 34 percent approval rating.
In recent weeks, Biden has been trying to do a better job spreading the word about how his policies have helped in certain areas — such as manufacturing in Maine — but it appears the message is not getting through. In spite of the President’s visit, Maine has actually lost 0.5 percent of its manufacturing jobs between June 2022 and June 2023, according to CBS News.
Whether Biden wants to call his policies “Bidenomics” or something else, it does not change the fact that America is in a state of economic struggle, and it is Biden’s responsibility to address it.
For starters, he needs to focus on growth and well-paying jobs, instead of relying on large sums of money to be spent by the government. Too much government spending leads to inflation, which is already hitting American’s wallets. Additionally, Biden needs to look into cutting taxes for the middle class and small businesses, both of whom have been struggling for years.
Finally, Biden needs to be more open and transparent about what his policies are and how they are going to affect the economy. It is not enough to just spout off catchphrases. The American people are looking for some real action. We need to see the president out there talking to people, and showing that he is taking this issue seriously. until he is able to do that, the majority of Americans will continue to label our current situation as “struggling” and “uncertain.”