'Joe from Scranton' has lost contact with his working-class roots, says pollster

'Joe from Scranton' has lost contact with his working-class roots, says pollster
'Joe from Scranton' has lost contact with his working-class roots, says pollster

Almost half of Americans believe President Joe Biden is unconcerned about their financial health, according to a poll published on Wednesday, delivering more gloom for an administration hit by spiraling prices.

The Monmouth University poll found that 47 percent of adults believe the president is not looking out for the economic well-being of average Americans.

It follows weeks of dire headlines about the highest inflation in 40 years and crippling prices at the gas pump.

'Biden’s go-to image during the campaign was ‘Joe from Scranton,'" said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute

'The public view now is he's lost the connection to those working-class roots.' 

His administration tried to shrug off rising prices last year as 'transitory.'

But critics said they were out of touch with the pressures facing working families struggling to get by. And by the end of the year the figure for annual inflation hit seven percent. 

Americans have little faith in President Biden's commitment to protecting their pocketbooks, according to a poll published by Monmouth University on Wednesday

Americans have little faith in President Biden's commitment to protecting their pocketbooks, according to a poll published by Monmouth University on Wednesday 

Annual inflation hit 7% in December, the highest 12-month increase since June 1982

Annual inflation hit 7% in December, the highest 12-month increase since June 1982

Biden didn't help himself this week when asked whether inflation was a 'political liability.'

'No, it’s a great asset - more inflation. What a stupid son of a bitch,' he said in comments caught by a hot mic. 

The survey of 794 adults found that only 30 percent believe Biden, 79, is 'very concerned' with looking out for their economic wellbeing.

At the same time, it found voters backed his huge $2.2 trillion Build Back Better social spending plan - but only one in four said enacting it should be a priority.

But there may be some comfort for Democrats in the fact that their

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