Biden Blames ‘Misinformation’ for Plummeting Polling Numbers
'People are getting so much inaccurate information'
Joe Biden's job performance is continuing to receive abysmal ratings, which he now blames on "misinformation."
Biden had just a 41 percent approval rating, with Americans giving him 37 percent approval of his handling of the economy, according to a CNBC poll.
During a virtual appearance with Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, Biden laughed at his approval numbers, joking he did not look at them anymore.
“Look, people are afraid. People are worried," Biden said.
"And people are getting so much inaccurate information,” he said, talking about the economy.
“They’re being told that Armageddon is on the way.”
“They don’t know what to do about it. There’s a lot of anxiety,” he said.
Biden admitted that people were personally experiencing inflation at the gas pump and in the grocery store.
“My job is to be straightforward, shoot from the shoulder, let people know exactly what the truth is."
"And layout how I’m going to try and make life better for them,” he said.
The White House said Biden’s numbers on the economy were bad due to “psychology” that came with the pandemic.
“What we’re seeing in our data is people’s psychology on the economy, on how they’re experiencing things in the country right now is related to COVID,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said to reporters during the daily briefing.
Last week, media outlets began declaring Biden's economy is the strongest ever, without the administration doing anything to fix it.
The tone change comes almost after Neon Nettle reported that the administration has been holding "secret" meetings with "news" outlets on how to "reshape" Biden's "message" to the public.
Neon Nettle reported the consumer-price index rose in November by 6.8 percent from 2020, according to the Labor Department.
The figure is the fastest 12-month pace since 1982, and the sixth month of inflation above 5 percent.