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Americans say the economy is broken and they don’t think the president’s massive spending bill will fix it. But the deeper problem for the president—and his party—is that his mishandling of the economy is calling into question his competence and honesty.
According to the latest Fox News poll, more people think the massive “Build Back Better” spending bill that recently passed in the House will hurt rather than help their families. And even though the president has promised repeatedly that no one making less than $400,000 in income will see their taxes rise, most people believe they’ll pay higher taxes if the bill becomes law.
The latest poll numbers don’t merely reflect pessimism about the president’s policy, they reveal doubts that the president is really behind the middle class he professes to champion.
President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the debt ceiling during an event in the State Dining Room of the White House, Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
It’s a doubt about the president’s real intentions that is consistent with the findings