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The midterms are approaching and this time the Republicans have a big advantage: polls show that Americans are likely to vote with their pockets because of high inflation, which would be a hard blow for the Democratic Party and particularly for Joe Biden.
For the past two years, the Democratic Party has held the majority in both the House and the Senate, which has allowed Biden to pass certain legislation, particularly spending legislation, without so much trouble. However, according to polls, the president’s bumpy administration and high inflation could work against him.
The rising cost of almost everything Americans buy has become a major liability for Democrats because as inflation has doubled under the Biden administration.
Inflation is the biggest concern in midterms
According to some polls, Americans’ biggest concern is high inflation, and, according to studies, the economy will be the key reason they will vote on November 8.
In a poll conducted by Fabrizio Lee and Associates, 71% of Americans think the country and its economy are headed in the wrong direction and 48% have a poor image of President Biden, compared to 26% who view him positively.
Another CBS News/YouGov poll released Sunday details that 65% of voters feel the economy is getting worse and 68% say the Democratic administration could be doing more to combat inflation.
“Prices just simply haven’t come down, and I think for a lot of people that’s a reflection of government spending and that there hasn’t been enough action by the Biden administration to tackle inflation,” Jonathan McCollum, a lobbyist for Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, who has advised the Democrats on campaign strategy, told The Guardian.
All indications are that the general impression that the economy is worsening, coupled with dissatisfaction with President Biden, could swing in favor of the Republicans in an election that is vital to the future of the country.
Sabrina Martín Rondon is a Venezuelan journalist. Her source is politics and economics. She is a specialist in corporate communications and is committed to the task of dismantling the supposed benefits of socialism // Sabrina Martín Rondon es periodista venezolana. Su fuente es la política y economía. Es especialista en comunicaciones corporativas y se ha comprometido con la tarea de desmontar las supuestas bondades del socialismo