Few in new poll say Biden policies helping middle class

A new survey finds that few Americans say policies enacted by the Biden administration are helping the middle class.

Approximately half of Americans credit President Biden with improving the U.S. economy. New research from Monmouth UniversityMany Americans do not believe that his policies are a blessing in disguise for the economic boom.

22% said Biden deserves a lot of credit on the economy, and 26% said he deserves some credit. 14% said Mr. Biden deserves very little praise, and 36% of respondents said Mr. Biden deserves no praise at all when it comes to the state of the economy.

Responses were divided along party lines. Nine out of 10 Democratic respondents gave Biden a fair rating on the economy, compared to just one in 10 Republican respondents.

Among middle-class households, 16% said they benefited a lot from Biden’s policies, while 33% said they benefited a little. 45% said they had not benefited at all, and 7% were unsure.

Compared to the October 2023 poll, more middle-class households say Biden’s policies have helped them a lot, but more also say they haven’t benefited at all. . The survey said there had been “some improvement” in middle-class public opinion against Biden, but more people believed it was wealthy families who had benefited the most under Biden. did.

While the survey shows significant partisan rifts, Monmouth noted that the views between Democrats and Republicans are consistent in the Trump and Obama administrations.

“Biden is doing much like Obama among Democrats and doing better than Obama among Republicans when it comes to linking the national economy to Americans’ own well-being,” said Monmouth newspaper director Patrick Murray. “He’s doing the same thing that Trump did.” The University Public Opinion Research Institute said in a statement.

“The problem for Biden is that he is clearly doing worse among independents than either of his two predecessors.”

According to the poll, 61% of Democrats say they are benefiting from economic growth during Biden’s term, while 27% of independents and 14% of Republicans say the same. I stayed there.

Biden and former President Trump are likely to be the nominees of their respective parties in the next election, so they are rushing to gain support among an important and growing base of independent voters.

The survey was conducted between February 8th and 12th among 902 adults. This survey has a margin of error of 4.1 percentage points.

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