https://finance.yahoo.com/news/biden-te ... 04016.htmlAmericans will endure high gas prices “as long as it takes” to quell Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Ukraine invasion, U.S. President Joe Biden said Thursday. Did he check with Americans before saying that? A reporter at a NATO summit press conference in Madrid asked Biden how long it’s fair “to expect American drivers and drivers around the world to pay that premium for this war,” referencing Ukraine. “As long as it takes, so Russia cannot, in fact, defeat Ukraine and move beyond Ukraine,” Biden said.
National average gas prices have topped $5 a gallon this month—a new record, despite Biden’s historically large release of national reserves earlier this year. Biden has called on Congress to suspend the federal gas tax for three months to help alleviate the economic burden to consumers, but has encountered resistance from his own party. When you check in with them, Americans don’t seem to be on board.
The majority of the country—60% of Americans—disapprove of Biden’s leadership, according to a new Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll, the results of which were released Wednesday. When it comes to his handling of the economy, the results are worse, with nearly 70% disapproving, including 43% of Democrats.
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