Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy challenged Biden’s optimistic view on the economy by sharing a recent CNBC poll with press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.
“69% of people…say they have a negative view of the economy. President Biden talks about the economy all the time. Why aren’t people buying it?” Doocy asks a visually exhausted KJP.
“He talks about the economy all the time because he wants the American people to know he’s doing everything he can…and that he’s building an economy that doesn’t leave anybody behind,” KJP spins.
Watch the clip above.
Amid persistent inflation, higher interest rates and recession worries, Americans have never been more negative about the economy, according to the latest CNBC All-America Economic Survey.
A record 69% of the public holds negative views about the economy both now and in the future, the highest percentage in the survey’s 17-year history.
The survey of 1,000 people nationwide, with a margin of error of +/-3.1%, found that about two-thirds of Americans say their wages are falling behind inflation, and two-thirds say the nation is headed for recession or already in one.
The fallout from these negative views is hitting President Joe Biden’s approval rating.
His overall rating fell by 2 percentage points to 39% and his disapproval rating rose by a point to 55% compared with the November survey.