Joe Biden and his handlers have been desperately trying to gaslight Americans into believing that the inflation wave currently ripping through the country is either transitory or has nothing at all to do with his policy decisions.
But as Abraham Lincoln once famously said, “You can fool all of the people some of the time, and you can fool some of the people all of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.”
Well, according to a new Fox News poll, most of the people aren’t fooled.
More than two-thirds of those polled say that inflation is making their lives difficult, and a whopping 79% of respondents correctly blame Joe Biden’s economic policies for that inflation.
A Devastating Poll Result
The Fox poll in question surveyed 1,002 registered voters at random and asked them a series of questions about such things as whether rising gas, grocery or housing prices have “caused hardship for your family.”
Seventy percent responded that rising grocery prices were causing them hardship. Sixty-seven said the same for rising gas prices, and 53% said so on the matter of increasing housing costs.
Even more ominously and damningly for the Biden Administration, 79% blame the government’s policies for their predicament.
This is the result despite the Biden team’s attempts to deflect away from the issue. But of course, the people are not fools.
They can understand things, especially things that have as direct an impact on their daily lives as rampaging inflation. When bloviating technocrats and out-of-touch government bureaucrats try to tell them that what they can clearly see is happening is not really happening — or when Biden himself tries to gaslight the public with his own mumbling — this will only provoke resentment and disaffection.
Currently, only 47% approve of Biden’s overall economic performance, while 49% disapprove — a 4% dip in the last two months alone. Only 29% currently believe that the economy is either in “excellent” or “good” shape.
Low-income people aren’t the only ones who are angry. Seventy percent of those who make under $50,000 per year say that inflation has caused them hardship, but 50% of those making over $100,000 per year have said the same thing.
And of course, it’s only natural that this should happen. If you order the economy to shut down and cut production across all sorts of sectors while printing endless trillions of dollars, it’s obvious that a significant amount of price inflation should follow.
When a greater quantity of money is chasing a smaller quantity of goods, prices go up.