A shocking new survey appears to sum up the frustrations of a majority of Americans not only with Joe Biden’s inflationary presidency, but with the current two-party system in general.
As the current regime and its Democrat-supporting mouthpieces in the ‘mainstream’ media work overtime to recast the 50-year definition used to signal a recession — two straight quarters of negative economic growth — a recent Suffolk University/USA TODAY poll of 1,000 registered U.S. voters conducted between July 22 and July 25, 2022 questioned respondents over whether they believe “the U.S. economy is in an economic recovery, stagnation, recession, or depression,” The Blaze reports.
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Over 50% of respondents said the U.S. is in a recession, plus nearly 16% who declared that the country is suffering through a depression. There was an additional 18% who felt the nation was experiencing stagnation. Only 9% felt the U.S. was in an economic recovery.
The Biden administration has been lampooned for attempting to change the traditional definition of recession – which is widely accepted as two consecutive quarters of decline in a country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Even left-leaning CNN mocked the Biden administration for attempting to change the definition of a recession.
Brian Deese – director of the National Economic Council – had his old definition of recession come back to haunt him this week as he tried to protect the Biden administration.
As for the poll, 58 percent of Americans said they are not going out to eat as often now due to rising inflation, measured at 9.1 percent in June, the highest since the early 1980s.
“Voters were asked if Democrats and Republicans do a proficient job of representing the political views of Americans, or if a third party or multiple parties are necessary. There were 24% who said the two major parties were good enough, but there were 26% who said a third party is necessary and 33% who said multiple parties are necessary,” The Blaze added.
While gasoline and diesel fuel have gone down over the past couple of weeks, both average prices per gallon are far above what they were when Biden was inaugurated. The average price of a gallon of gasoline in January 2021 was roughly $2.24; according to AAA, which tracks such figures, the average price is currently about $2 higher at $4.23.
Inflation has been the driving factor behind Biden’s plunging poll numbers. Biden has said repeatedly that he intends to run again, but increasingly, Democrats are casting doubt about his chances as his approval rating has sunk into the mid-30s in many recent polls.
That includes Obama adviser David Axelrod, who appeared on CNN Tuesday with dismal news about Biden’s re-election prospects.
In particular, Axelrod was asked about a recent poll indicating that 75 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters said they do not want Biden to run again in 2024, according to Newsweek.
Responding, the former Obama whisperer said that a “time will come when these numbers have to be accounted for, and he’s going to have to make a decision” on whether he wants to run for reelection.
“I mean, obviously, this is a very unhappy bit of data for him. I’m sure, you know, it is concerning,” Axelrod said.
“But we should point out that he’s got two and a half years before the next election, or a little less than two and a half years, so you can over—you can get overly focused on one number. But there are a series of numbers that are not good for his overall approval rating,” Axelrod added.