Poll finds almost 70% of Americans think the economy is getting worse

Graphic depicting the economy worsening.
Graphic depicting the economy worsening. Photo credit Getty Images

A new poll has found that two-thirds of Americans think the U.S. economy is getting worse, while 12% say they believe it is improving, and 18% think it hasn't changed.

The poll by ABC News/Ipsos also found that along with Americans' negative view of the economy is a disapproving opinion of the president's handling of specific issues.

According to the poll, 34% of respondents said they approve of how President Joe Biden is handling gas prices. While the number is low, it's up 7% from a poll in June. As for his handling of inflation, 29% of Americans approve, and 69% disapprove.

When it comes to how Americans approve of Biden's overall job, the numbers don't get much better, with 62% disapproving and only 37% reporting they like what the president is doing.

The poll also asked respondents their thoughts on voting for politicians depending on their stance on key issues.

Among the top issues that would get voters to the polls in November was abortion, with 49% of respondents saying they would favor a candidate who supports keeping it legal, while 27% said they would support a candidate who supports limiting abortion access, and 22% said they did not care either way.

Republicans also appeared to be more prepared to vote this midterm cycle, with 75% reporting they are enthusiastic about voting this November, while 68% of Democrats and 49% of independents reported having the same feelings.

The poll was conducted from Aug. 5-6 and had a total of 665 participants. The margin of error for the survey is 4.2 percentage points.

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