A whopping 86 percent of Democratic lobbyists said they believed that President Joe Biden‘s rhetoric on inflation has been ‘ineffective.’
Punchbowl News reported the results Tuesday of a survey they conducted with polling firm Locust Street Group in which the leading professionals of K Street lobbying firms were asked their views on current affairs.
Democrats and Republicans agreed overwhelmingly that the White House has done a botched job on communicating why there’s been rising inflation.
Overall, 90 percent said the White House’s communications on inflation have been ineffective, with 86 percent of Democrats signing onto that statement and 93 percent of Republicans.
On the flip side, just 7 percent of Democrats called the rhetoric effective, along with 3 percent of Republicans.
Both Democrats and Republicans agree that President Joe Biden’s administration has been ‘ineffective’ in messaging around inflation
A whopping 86 percent of Democratic lobbyists said they believed that President Joe Biden’s rhetoric on inflation has been ‘ineffective’
Additionally, 53 percent of K Street leaders said supply chain issues were causing inflation, while 48 percent said the rising prices were due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Just 19 percent said it was thanks to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
Thirty-seven percent blamed the Biden administration while just 5 percent said it was caused by Trump administration policies.
Democrats and Republicans essentially agreed on the two top fixes: pushing Biden to fix broken supply chain and allow the Federal Reserve to do its business ‘without pressure from the White House.’
Republican lobbyists – 58 percent – were more likely to suggest reducing the federal deficit.
Thirty-nine percent of Democrats agreed.
Democrats – with 60 percent – pointed to making infrastructure improvements to make things cheaper.
Thirty-nine percent of Republicans signed on to that idea.
The numbers came ou Tuesday, the same day the White House was faced with another dire poll that found that 54 percent of Americans believe the middle class hasn’t benefited ‘at all’ from Biden’s policies.
On top of that, the new Monmouth University Poll found that 88 percent of Americans surveyed said the country was headed in the wrong direction – with just 10 percent saying it’s headed the right way – a record low.
Nearly half those surveyed said inflation and gas were the biggest concerns currently facing their families, with 33 percent saying inflation and 15 percent pointing to fuel costs.
And inflation and gas prices were rated the top two family concerns by a variety of demographic groups – crossing income, race and political party, pollsters found.
President Joe Biden’s job approval continues to sink. Currently, he stands at 36 percent approval, while 58 percent disapprove
Biden’s overall job rating continues to sink.
It’s been a full year since the president has had a net positive rating.
Currently, he stands at 36 percent approval, while 58 percent disapprove.
Americans views on Biden’s policies have soured as well.
A year ago, 36 percent said the middle class didn’t benefit from Biden’s policies ‘at all,’ now that number has jumped to 54 percent.
That’s higher than the 36 percent who said former President Donald Trump’s policies didn’t help the middle class and the 46 percent who said the same thing about President Barack Obama in 2013, when Monmouth first posed the question.
Just 7 percent of survey respondents said the middle class has been helped ‘a lot’ by Biden’s policies, while 34 percent say the middle class has been helped a little.
Additionally, 52 percent said that poor families have not benefited from Biden’s presidency.
Americans believe the federal government is making things worse, with 57 percent saying Washington has hurt their family when it comes to their most pressing concern
Americans surveyed by Monmouth in late June were identically split on who they wanted to control Congress, with 47 percent saying the Democrats and 47 percent saying Republicans
A year ago, 29 percent believed that.
About the same amount, 53 percent, believed that Trump wasn’t helping the poor.
In 2013, 37 percent said Obama’s policies weren’t benefiting the poorest Americans.
Additionally, Americans believe the federal government is making things worse.
Fifty-seven percent said Washington has hurt their family when it comes to their most pressing concern.
Just 8 percent said the federal government helped.
But there is one glimmer of good news for Democrats on the ballot this fall – they’re still tied with Republicans when Americans were asked which party they favored for Congressional control.
Forty-seven percent said Democrats and 47 percent said Republicans.
Self-identified Democrats were slightly more enthusiastic, with 66 percent saying it was very important the Democratic Party maintained control of Congress, while 63 percent of Republicans said it was very important for the GOP to flip control of Congress to the Republican Party.
The Monmouth University Poll of American adults was conducted between June 23-27 and has a margin of error of plus of minus 3.1 percent.