Biden has done nothing to lower prices since he took office. The only thing Biden appears to have done in response to try to reduce costs is deplete our emergency supplies and release barrels from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. He stated that he would release one million barrels of oil per day for six months. He was likely hoping that this would bring down the price before the election. However, it hasn’t worked, and Biden has failed to alter his position on energy issues that are contributing factors to the problem. Biden has continued his obstruction of oil drilling and oil leases cancellation. Even Democratic Senator Manchin has called him out.
Biden’s numbers have gotten even worse on all fronts, according to a new ABC/Ipsos poll. They were already awful enough that CNN was lambasting Biden for his methods. But now, when it comes to inflation, 28 percent approval and 71 percent disapproval, and with gas prices, 27 percent approval and 72 percent disapproval.
Eighty percent say that issues such as the economy, inflation, and gas prices are “extremely or very important” to their vote. The cost of gas is important to 74% of voters. Sixty-three percent consider the economy “extremely or very essential” to their decision, while 80 percent believe inflation is “extremely or very essential.” Gas prices are important to 70% of respondents.
It’s awful, and the Republicans are widening their enthusiasm gap even further in advance of the midterms, which is another deadly blow for the Democrats. Biden is declining fast.
Democrats might talk about anything they want, but the pocketbook concerns that are driving people’s worries–which the Democrats can’t hide or conceal – are the ones that will drive people to the polls.