Biden’s Re-Election Chances Damped by Inflation Fears, Poll Says

(Bloomberg) -- US President Joe Biden’s prospects for re-election in November are being depressed by persistent voter concerns over inflation, according to a new poll for the Financial Times.

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High prices are one of the biggest financial challenges for 80% of voters, according to the latest FT-Michigan Ross poll released Sunday. Voters are growing less supportive, with 58% disapproving of his handling of the economy compared with 55% the prior month.

The poll results suggest voters blame Biden for higher prices for gasoline and food, without giving him credit for a booming economy and strong jobs market, the newspaper said.

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The poll reflecting the opinions of 1,003 registered US voters was conducted online by Global Strategy Group and North Star Opinion Research between May 2 and May 6 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

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