Heading into the holidays still facing high prices at the gas pump and in stores along with supply chain issues, two-thirds of Utahns disapprove of how President Joe Biden is handling the U.S. economy.
A new Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll also shows the president’s overall approval rating among Utah voters remains under 40%, where it has stayed since plunging to 29% before his first State of the Union address last February.
In its November report, the Joint Economic Committee, of which Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, is the ranking member, said the U.S. economy faces an uncertain near-term future.
“As we head into the holidays, the slowing of the job market does not bode well for the millions of Americans who are struggling to get by. The past two years of rapid price increases will make this Christmas by far the most expensive we have ever seen,” Lee said in a statement.