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Inside the Beltway: Voters ‘overwhelmingly’ blame Biden

Voters are vexed. Very vexed.

“Even Democrats blame President Biden’s policies for inflation,” writes Nate Ashworth, founding father of the Election Central information website.

“The country has reached a tipping point of frustration with the Biden administration that doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Independent voters have peeled away from President Biden over the past year but now a new trend is sending shockwaves up and down the ballot less than five months out from the November midterms,” Mr. Ashworth says,

He factors out {that a} new Issues & Insights/TIPP ballot now reveals that voters “overwhelmingly” blame Mr. Biden’s insurance policies instantly for the nation’s runaway inflation.

“There is no ‘blame [Vladimir] Putin’ argument that seems to be deflecting criticism. It’s all Biden’s fault and the American people know it. The crux here, however, is that it’s not just Republicans and independent voters, Democrats as well are now blaming Biden for his policies leading to rampant inflation,” Mr. Ashworth advises.

Two-thirds of the respondents mentioned Mr. Biden was liable for inflicting the present inflation — that discovering contains 88% of Republicans, 63% of independents and (drum roll please) 53% of Democrats.

“Indeed, of all the major demographic groupings, just one was below 50% overall: self-described ‘liberals.’ All the other groups, including blacks (61%), Hispanics (61%), men (68%), women (61%), along with every income group, every age group, and every education group, all felt Biden’s policies caused the current inflation mess,” famous an evaluation of the findings from Issues & Insights editor Terry Jones.

“It’s hard to imagine a more sweeping repudiation of a president’s economic policies,” he mentioned.

The ballot of 1,310 U.S. adults was performed June 8-10 and launched Monday.

THE RECESSION PRESS

The risk of a recession is the present press obsession, although the topic is open to interpretation amongst information organizations. Just a few headlines from the final 24 hours:

“Welcome to the recession, thank you Democrats” (Townhall); “Here’s what billionaires are saying about the next recession” (Forbes); “Americans are googling ‘recession’ more than in the last 18 years” (Market Insider); “Recession. Millions of layoffs. Mass unemployment, Hornet’s nest stirred up by Larry Summers’s forecast” (MarketWatch); “Recession-fearing bosses quietly abandon open jobs” (Bloomberg); “Elon Musk warns that recession is ‘inevitable,’ likely coming soon” (Fox Business); “What should you do with your money to prepare for a recession?” (CBS News); and “How Biden can convince us that recession isn’t ‘inevitable’” (The Washington Post).

THE PRICE OF FIREWORKS

Republicans are monitoring inflation and monitoring the traits, and, extra importantly, the growing costs. Just the sudden improve in the worth of fireworks could trigger, effectively, fireworks.

“Traveling? Gas is set to hit $6 nationwide by August while airfares cost nearly 38% more than last year. Booking a hotel? That could cost you 22% more. Grilling? Meat is up 12%. Fireworks? Expect to pay 25-30% more than last summer. Sending the kids to camp? It’s so expensive that many parents are skipping it entirely. Traveling? Gas is set to hit $6 a gallon nationwide by August while airfares cost nearly 38% more than last year,” experiences Kyle Martinsen, deputy director of fast response for the Republican National Committee, in a report shared with Inside the Beltway.

“So why will your summer be so expensive this year? Two words: President Biden. But don’t expect Biden to stop blaming others and do his job. He comes up with a new excuse for inflation every month,” Mr. Martinsen says.

WATCHING THE WATCHES

Some actions of observe proceed, regardless of a recession, inflation, jittery stock markets and different monetary issues. We pause now to deliver you the outcomes of a current on-line public sale of 168 wonderful watches staged by Christie’s, the grasp auctioneer of New York City.

So behold, listed here are what just a few of those watches fetched, in no explicit order:

Patek Philippe Nautilus wristwatch, Ref. 5711/1A-101, ($113,400); Patek Philippe perpetual calendar, watch Ref. 397EP ($107,100); Breguet perpetual calendar watch, Ref. 5447, ($81,990); Rolex Daytona, Ref. 116520, ($40,320); Rolex Yacht Master II, Ref. 116668 ($37,800); Rolex GMT Master, Ref. 1675, “Pepsi” type ($27,720); Rolex Submariner, Ref. 11610LV, “Kermit” type ($20,160).

By the means, based on Guinness World Records, the most costly watch ever offered at public sale was a stainless-steel version of the Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime, Ref. 6300A, which went for $33,649,500 at a Christie’s public sale in Geneva, Switzerland, on Nov. 19, 2019.

FOXIFIED

During the week of June 13-19, Fox News triumphed over the cable information competitors for the seventieth consecutive week, based on Nielsen Media Research, incomes a nightly common of two.2 million primetime viewers. In distinction, MSNBC earned 1.4 million viewers and CNN averaged 511,000 throughout that interval. This additionally marks the forty fourth consecutive week that Fox News has drawn extra viewers than MSNBC and CNN mixed.

With 3 million viewers every, “The Five” and “Tucker Carlson Tonight” led the means. Another standout was Fox News late-night host Greg Gutfeld, who averaged an viewers of two million viewers, in comparison with ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” with 1.8 million and NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” with 1.2 million. Fox Business Network, in the meantime, averaged a daytime viewers of 261,000, in comparison with CNBC, which noticed 216,000.

POLL DU JOUR

• 41% of U.S. adults say they’ve “health care debt” on account of medical or dental payments for themselves, or for a kid, partner or mother or father.

• 24% of this group say the payments are overdue or that they’re unable to pay them.

• 21% say the they’re paying off the payments over time on to a supplier

• 17% say the payments comprise a debt they owe to a financial institution, assortment company, or different lender.

• 17% say the payments comprise a debt they’ve placed on a bank card and are paying off over time.

• 10% say the payments comprise a debt they owe to a member of the family or buddy for money they borrowed to pay the prices.

SOURCE: A Kaiser Family Foundation ballot of two,375 U.S. adults performed Feb. 25-March 20 and launched June 16.

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