Democrat Pollster ‘Mystified’ by Public’s Anger Over Biden’s Handling of the Economy

by Mike LaChance at

The Associated Press has released a new report that cites Democrat pollsters and other assorted officials who just don’t understand why the public isn’t happy with the way Joe Biden has handled the economy.

Yeah, it’s a real mystery.

Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that millions of Americans are struggling to pay for basic items like gas, food and heating energy. Maybe it has something to do with the price of a dozen eggs going over $5 in some places.

President Joe Biden goes into next year’s election with a vexing challenge: Just as the U.S. economy is getting stronger, people are still feeling horrible about it.

Pollsters and economists say there has never been as wide a gap between the underlying health of the economy and public perception. The divergence could be a decisive factor in whether the Democrat secures a second term next year. Republicans are seizing on the dissatisfaction to skewer Biden, while the White House is finding less success as it tries to highlight economic progress.

“Things are getting better and people think things are going to get worse — and that’s the most dangerous piece of this,” said Democratic pollster Celinda Lake, who has worked with Biden. Lake said voters no longer want to just see inflation rates fall — rather, they want an outright decline in prices, something that last happened on a large scale during the Great Depression.

“Honestly, I’m kind of mystified by it,” she said.