Poll Finds 61 Percent of Voters Say the US is in a Recession, 67 Percent Blame Biden for Nation Being on ‘Wrong Track’
A 61 percent majority of registered voters believe that Joe Biden’s economy has landed us in a recession.
According to the McLaughlin & Associates poll, just 35 percent of voters do not think that the economy is in a recession.
Unfortunately for the Democrats, a whopping 67 percent majority say that it is Biden’s fault that the nation is on the wrong track.
In even more bad news for the Democrats, 45 percent cited economic recovery as their top issue. Only 28 percent said that social issues are their top priority.
In July, Biden claimed that there is no recession, despite having two consecutive quarters of a shrinking economic growth.
“We’re not coming into recession, in my view,” Biden said. “I don’t think we’re going to — God willing — I don’t think we’re going to see a recession.”
On July 21, the White House Council of Economic Advisers changed the definition of a recession.
“What is a recession? While some maintain that two consecutive quarters of falling real GDP constitute a recession, that is neither the official definition nor the way economists evaluate the state of the business cycle,” the group said in a statement.
Economists cannot seem to agree on the issue, either.
“We’re at this fork in the road where half the economists think we’re going into a recession and half the economists think we’re not going into a recession; half the economists think inflation has peaked and half the economists think inflation is here for a while,” Robert Wolf, an Obama-era economic adviser who maintains ties to the Biden White House, told Politico. “Gas prices are going to fluctuate and the labor market is going to fluctuate. But you can only say where we are today.”
The pollsters spoke to 1,000 registered voters from September 17 – 22.