Last updated on May 27, 2022
A new poll indicates that 95% of registered American voters believe that inflation is a “somewhat serious” or “very serious” issue.
Harvard CAPS/Harris conducted a poll of nearly 2,000 registered voters from May 18-19, asking a series of questions relating to President Joe Biden and the nation.
When asked, “Overall, how serious of an issue do you think inflation is for the country right now?” 27% of voters said “somewhat serious” and 68% of voters said “very serious.”
Likewise, a plurality of voters, 47%, said that the Biden administration is to blame for inflation. Despite Biden’s repeated attempts to label the high costs of goods and energy as the “Putin Price Hike,” just 25% of registered voters said that Russian President Vladimir Putin “is primarily to blame for the surge in inflation.”
That same poll found that the majority believe that Biden is mentally unfit for office and is showing signs that he is too old for the job.
When asked, “Is Joe Biden mentally fit to serve as President of the United States or do you have doubts about his fitness for office?” 53% of respondents answered, “I have doubts about his fitness.” Broken down along party lines, 19% of Democrats responded accordingly, as did 83% of Republicans, and a whopping 61% of Independents answered the same.
The poll also asked, “Do you think Joe Biden is showing he is too old to be President or do you think he is showing he is fit to be president?” Sixty-two percent responded that he is “showing he is too old.” Thirty-eight percent of respondents said that he is “showing he is fit to be president.”
The Daily Wire reported on Monday that a recent CBS poll also showed that 44% of Americans approve of the job Biden is doing as president. Furthermore, a look at the descriptions Americans provided for Biden may explain why the majority of people, or 56%, disapprove of Biden’s job performance.
The CBS poll was conducted May 18-20 and featured a nationally representative sample of 2,041 Americans.
CBS asked respondents to state whether or not certain words would “describe” or “not describe” Biden’s “actions as President so far.” While 53% of Americans said that the term “divisive” does not describe the president’s actions, 62% of Americans also said that the word “unifying” would not be an accurate description either.
Likewise, 62% of Americans said the word “effective” does not apply, while 57% of Americans said the word “distracted” describes Biden’s actions.
The Harvard CAPS/Harris poll was conducted by Mark Penn, chairman of The Harris Poll; Dritan Nesho, CEO of HarrisX; and Stephen Ansolabehere, a professor and CAPS Director Emeritus at Harvard University.