Most Americans believe President Joe Biden’s policies are the leading contributor to inflation in the U.S., a recent poll found.
The poll, conducted by the Trafalgar Group and the Convention of States Action from May 25 – 29, asked respondents to choose whether they believed Biden’s policies and spending or the war between Russia and Ukraine contributed more to inflation.
The survey found that 59.9% of respondents blamed Biden’s policies and spending for inflation, compared to 31.6% who blamed the war between Russia and Ukraine and 8.5% who were unsure.
The results differed sharply between political groups, with 55.2% of Democrats blaming inflation on the war in Ukraine compared to 33.3% on Biden. Meanwhile, 87.9% of Republicans blamed Biden for inflation and only 9.7% blamed the war in Ukraine.
Of respondents who were not affiliated with a political party, 61.1% blamed Biden for inflation compared to 27.1% who blamed the war.
Prices rose 55% from the day Biden took office to the day before Putin decided to invade Ukraine, according to Forbes.
The poll surveyed 1091 likely general election voters and had a 2.9% margin of error.