(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) A poll recently released by CBS News predicted that the GOP will likely take control of the House of Representatives at the midterm elections, but the questions concerning the economy showed trouble for President Joe Biden.
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 CBS poll surveyed 2068 registered voters, asking questions about the upcoming elections, state of the economy and whether they were satisfied with the direction of the country, The Daily Wire reported.
Questions concerning the economy brought the worst news for the Democrats, with 65% of those polled saying the United States economy was getting worse, while only 15% said they believed it was getting better.
The recent dramatic swings in gas prices have not helped matters—63% said that gas prices were rising in their area, whereas 13% said they were going down.
48% of respondents also said that Democrats and their policy decisions were a part of the problem.
Additionally, just over two thirds said the Biden administration could be doing more to combat inflation.
There is also some contention about who bears the brunt of the economic situation. Nearly two thirds of respondents said that President Biden bore either “a lot” or “some” responsibility for the current state of the economy, with nearly half saying Republican policies would help remedy the situation.
Despite the bad news, Biden is insistent that the American economy is “strong as hell,” and insisted that inflation is a global phenomenon and that things were far worse in other countries.
NBC anchor Jim Cramer disagreed, saying that the last report of inflation numbers came out bad because there was nothing good to report.
“It was just plain bad. There’s absolutely nothing to say about it other than it was bad,” he said.