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Today: Jun 13, 2024

Banks claim Americans thrive, yet poll shows no credit for Biden.

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Key Points:

  • A poll shows that US President Joe Biden is not receiving credit for the strong financial position of US consumers, despite comments from banks stating consumers are in a good shape financially.
  • Consumer confidence is high and households have benefited from government stimulus measures and a strong stock market, leading to an increase in spending.
  • However, the poll indicates that the majority of Americans credit the previous administration, rather than President Biden, for the country’s economic recovery.

Despite comments from banks stating that US consumers are financially in a good shape, a poll conducted by the Financial Times shows that President Joe Biden is not receiving credit for this positive situation. According to the poll, the majority of Americans credit the previous administration, rather than President Biden, for the country’s economic recovery.

Consumer confidence continues to be high, with households benefiting from government stimulus measures and a strong stock market. This has driven an increase in spending and has led to robust economic growth. Banks have reported that delinquencies and charge-offs are at historic lows, indicating that consumers are managing their debt well.

However, the poll reveals that only 17% of Americans believe that President Biden should receive credit for the strong financial position of US consumers. This is in contrast to the 47% who believe that former President Donald Trump deserves the credit.

President Biden has introduced extensive new spending plans, including a $2.3 trillion infrastructure package and a $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief bill. These measures are aimed at further boosting the economy and providing support to individuals and businesses affected by the pandemic. However, it seems that these efforts have not translated into widespread recognition of President Biden’s role in the country’s economic recovery.

There are several possible reasons for the lack of credit given to President Biden. Firstly, it may be due to a lack of understanding or awareness of his economic policies and actions. Secondly, the poll results may reflect a broader partisan divide, with Republicans more likely to give credit to President Trump and Democrats more likely to credit President Biden. Finally, there may be skepticism among the American public about whether any president, regardless of party, has a significant impact on the economy.

Overall, while US consumers are in a strong financial position, President Biden is not receiving credit for this situation. This suggests that there is work to be done by the Biden administration to communicate the positive effects of their economic policies to the American public.