CBS News Sunday poll predicted that Republicans would win control of Congress following the November midterm elections. However, President Joe Biden was most worried about the economic issues.
CBS/YouGov Battleground Tracker surveyed 2068 registered voters between October 12th-14th. The respondents were asked questions about the upcoming elections, the economy, and their satisfaction with the country’s direction.
A new CBS News poll shows Republicans are still favored to capture the House, with an estimated 224-seat majority. Democrats had been narrowing the gap, but that momentum has stalled. @debraalfarone is in Washington with details. pic.twitter.com/cTeZ3fntvA
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) October 16, 2022
The economy was the worst news for Democrats. The economy was the worst news for Democrats. 65% felt the US economy was in decline, while 15% thought it was improving. 20% said that the economy was stable.
Another problem was the sharp rise in gas prices: 63% of respondents stated that gas prices have risen in their area, while 13% said they were falling.
Worse for Democrats, nearly half of respondents (48%) said that Democrats and Democrat-led policies were part of the problem. Only 29 percent agreed.
A little over two-thirds of respondents (68%) believed that the Biden administration could do better to fight inflation. 29% believed that the administration was doing everything it could.
Nearly two-thirds (45%) of respondents believed President Biden owed the economic crisis (45%), or “some”, (26%), responsibility. Of the respondents surveyed more than one-third (42%), of those claimed that Republican policies would benefit the economy.
NEW CBS Poll: Voters hold Biden responsible for the state of the economy. 71% say he bears a lot or some responsibility for an economy that 65% of voters say is getting worse. https://t.co/Aeym2Q8vI8 pic.twitter.com/3oK0dBOohD
— Nathan Brand (@NathanBrandWA) October 16, 2022
Even though there was more bad news in the economy, President Biden assured reporters that America’s economy is “stronger than hell”. Biden also stated that inflation is a global phenomenon and that other countries are doing worse than the United States.
Jim Cramer (CNBC’s anchor) disagreed. He said that there was no good news after the latest inflation numbers had been released.
It was just awful. He said nothing other than that it was horrible.