Biden's handling of the economy put to the test; Americans weigh in

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People in New York and San Francisco graded how well President Biden has handled the economy.

“Horrible. I don’t even want to comment on that,” Keith told Fox News in San Francisco. “I don’t even know if Biden’s conscious sometimes.”

But Susan, of San Francisco, thought problems with the economy were out of Biden’s control.

“He’s doing what he can as president in an executive position,” she said, giving Biden a B. “This can’t fall on one person.”

Keith, speaking from San Francisco, says President Biden has done a “horrible” job handling the economy. (Fox News/Jon Michael Raasch)

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People who spoke with Fox News from the coastal cities gave Biden mixed ratings. While most agreed that the economy was faring poorly, answers were split on whether the president was responsible.

“Everything is more expensive,” one New Yorker, Giovanni, said. “You have to be blind not to see it.” 

“From one to 10, I will give [Biden] a two,” he continued.

Inflation rose by 8.3% in August compared to a year ago, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But several people pointed to June’s 9.1% inflation rate, which showed

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