More than two-thirds of Americans are worried that inflation will affect winter, and 51% are worried that they can’t afford what they need during their vacation, a new study said. I have made it clear.
According to a Yahoo / YouGov survey a week before Thanksgiving, 77% of Americans feel inflation is affecting their lives, and 57% blame President Joe Biden. I am.
Of the Democratic voters, 25% say Biden isn’t doing enough to deal with inflation, and another 39% say they’re uncertain. This means that 64 percent of the president’s own party is less confident in his response to the inflation crisis.
Inflation has reached its highest level in 30 years in the midst of supply chain problems exacerbated by labor shortages. From October 2020 to the present, prices across the United States have risen 6.2%.
Republicans say they feel the effects of inflation at a higher rate than Democrats.
New polls show that 77% of U.S. voters are feeling the effects of inflation entering the holiday season
57% of poll respondents blame President Joe Biden’s surge in inflation
Pump prices have skyrocketed to over $ 4 and $ 5 in some parts of the country
According to AAA, the price of a gallon of gas is the highest in the West Coast states and the northeast. Prices range from $ 2.97 to $ 3.15, the lowest in South Central United States such as Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
Rising Thanksgiving food prices
The Department of Agriculture has released a list of average prices for Thanksgiving staples, stating that these items as a whole have shown a 5.0% increase over last year.
Frozen Turkey (12 lbs)-0.88 cents per lb
Sweet potatoes-0.83 cents per pound
Russet potatoes-0.90 cents per pound
Cranberries-$ 2.22 per ounce.bag
Green beans-$ 1.64 per pound
Milk (1 gallon)-$ 3.75 per gallon
The Department of Agriculture estimates that the average cost for a 10 Thanksgiving dinner is $ 53.31, or less than $ 6.00 per person. That’s an increase of $ 6.41, or 14%, from last year’s average of $ 46.90.
16-pound turkey: $ 23.99 or about $ 1.50 per pound (up 24%)
2 frozen pie crusts: $ 2.91 (up 20%)
30 oz can of pumpkin pie mix: $ 3.64 (up 7%)
Half a pint of whipped cream: $ 1.78 (up 2%)
Dozen Dinner Rolls: $ 3.05 (+ 15%)
12 oz bag of fresh cranberries: $ 2.98 (up 11%)
Whole milk 1 gallon: $ 3.30 (up 7%)
1 lb of frozen peas: $ 1.54 (up 6%)
£ 3 sweet potatoes: $ 3.56 (up 4%)
1 lb vegetable tray (carrots and celery): 82 cents (up 12%)
Other ingredients for preparing meals: $ 3.45 (up 12%)
14 oz bag of cubic stuffing mix: $ 2.29 (down 19%)
According to polls, 90% of Republican voters feel that inflation has had a “great” or “some” impact on their lives, while only 69% of Democrats feel the same. increase. Independent voters are in the middle at 79%.
When asked what respondents felt was the biggest problem facing the country, more Americans said inflation above all else. 17% said inflation was the biggest problem compared to the 15% who mentioned the COVID-19 pandemic.
Forty-five percent of respondents said they were concerned that they couldn’t get what they needed because of a shortage associated with significant supply chain delays due to bottlenecks in US ports.
The poll was conducted on 1,696 adults from 17th to 19th November.
Of that sample, 80% blame the supply chain disruption for a pandemic, and 57% blame the president.
New polls take place when Biden faces record low approval rates – regularly sitting in his late 40s.
A new NPR / Marist poll released Wednesday shows that the president has 43 percent approval as his slump continues. This has been Biden’s lowest approval since polls began tracking it when he took office.
In a Yahoo / YouGov poll, Biden’s approval rate for dealing with the economy was only 40%, lower than the overall approval.
Pumps have been particularly hard on prices in some regions, with gallons of gas averaging $ 3.40 nationwide, much higher in regions like California where prices exceed $ 5.00 per gallon. It has become.
Biden announced on Tuesday in Republican anger that it would release 50 million barrels of oil from the country’s strategic petroleum reserves to help lower gas prices in the short term.
White House spokesman Jen Psaki defended Biden’s decision to spend Thanksgiving holidays in Nantucket.
She dismissed people’s concerns about high food prices and insisted that everyone should spend their vacation with their loved ones.
‘There are plenty of turkeys available. A 20-pound bird costs about $ 1 more. This is a giant bird when feeding a very large family. Again, we are working to help people deal with more money in their pockets. , “Pusaki said on Tuesday.
Biden was accused of heading to a luxurious island off Massachusetts and spending the rest of the holiday at the home of David Rubenstein, co-founder of the Carlyle Group in billionaires.
The Bidens have been spending Thanksgiving on Nantucket almost every year since 1975, including when he was Vice President.