Fox News Poll: More voters put trust in Republicans to handle inflation, crime

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Fox News Poll: More voters put trust in Republicans to handle inflation, crime

Largest number in a decade rate the economy as poor

Dana Blanton

By Dana Blanton | Fox News

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A large majority of voters say the economy is in bad shape. Two-thirds are pessimistic about conditions. Gas and grocery prices are a major problem for most families. And a growing number of voters feel they are losing ground financially.  

That’s the grim backdrop for the upcoming midterm elections, according to the latest Fox News national survey.  

Forty-seven percent feel they are falling behind financially, up 20 points compared to last June.  Some 42% are holding steady, while only 10% are getting ahead.  

The Personal Finance Poll

The Personal Finance Poll (Fox News)

Eight-two percent of voters rate the economy negatively, including 57% who describe it as poor — the highest in a decade.  

Condition of Economy Poll

Condition of Economy Poll (Fox News)

When asked to offer a more general assessment of their economic mood, 65% say they feel pessimistic. That’s an 18-point increase since last year, and up 30 points from four years ago.   

Nine in 10 report the cost of food and gas are a problem for their family. That includes majorities who say current grocery (55%) and gas prices (67%) are a “major” problem. For voters in households earning less than $50,000 annually, nearly three-quarters call gas prices a major problem (72%).  And by a 50-32% margin, more voters say President Biden’s policies are responsible for current gas prices than blame Russian President Putin’s war with Ukraine.  

The Problem for your Family Poll

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