A poll out Sunday found a large majority of Americans are unhappy with President Joe Biden’s handling of inflation and surging gas prices.
The latest survey by ABC News and Ipsos finds while 77% of Americans supported the move to ban Russian imports of oil over the invasion of Ukraine, even if that means paying more at the pump, 70% of people disapprove of Biden’s handling of rising prices.
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Texans are paying an average of $4 per gallon for regular gasoline as of Sunday, up 33 cents in just one week. Premium gas costs $4.64 per gallon, while diesel is clocking in at $4.97.
Fort Worth-Arlington drivers are paying $4.02 as of Sunday, which is down from the new record price of $4.07 that was hit Thursday.
“Public sentiment around President Joe Biden’s handling of the situation with Russia and Ukraine has improved over the last two months,” Ipsos reported. “However, a large majority of Americans continue to disapprove of the President’s handling of inflation and gas prices.”
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The poll found majorities of both Democrats and Republicans support the Russian oil ban. But most Americans — 58% — say Biden isn’t doing a good job of handling the economic recovery.
While 70% of Americans aren’t happy with Biden over gas prices, 28% say they approve of his handling of the situation. Some 31% of respondents blame Biden “a great deal” or “a good amount” for the war between Russia and Ukraine, while 36% don’t blame the president at all. That’s not far off from feelings about former President Donald Trump: 34% blame him a “great deal” or “good amount,” and 38% say he holds no blame.
The ABC News/Ipsos poll was conducted March 11-12. Results are based on a sample of 622 adults 18 or older. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.
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