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A New Poll Shows Americans Are Worse Off Financially Under Joe Biden

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A new ABC News-Washington Post poll reports more Americans than ever before say they are WORSE off financially than before the president took office. According to the same poll, six in ten Americans argue that President Biden has accomplished  “not very much” or “little or nothing” since taking office. 
Tomorrow, Joe Biden will face the nation in his second State of the Union Address—but today, hardworking Americans are still facing the devastating consequences of his failed Far Left agenda and reckless government spending.


  • On the day that President Biden was sworn into office, the average price for a gallon of gas nationwide was $2.39.
  • Today, the national average for a gallon of gas is $3.47—over a dollar more than when Biden took office.
  • According to the Energy Assistance Directors Association, households are expected to pay the highest energy costs in 15 years this winter.
  • Over a third of American households say they have forgone basic expenses to afford an energy bill in the last 12 months, according to a recent LendingTree survey.


  • Joe Biden has failed to stand up to our adversaries in Beijing, Tehran, and Moscow. 
  • The Biden Administration allowed a Chinese surveillance balloon to traverse the U.S., across sensitive military sites, before taking decisive action. 
    • The balloon entered U.S. airspace on January 28th over the Aleutian Islands in Alaska, days before the American people were made aware or before action was taken.
    • The American people deserve to know why Joe Biden allowed this national security threat for so long, why he tried to hide it from the American people, and what information our foreign adversaries were gathering. 
  • Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan resulted in OVER 1,000 Americans abandoned behind enemy lines for months at the mercy of the Taliban and $7 billion in U.S. military equipment left behind. 
  • Under Biden, the U.S Army fell 15,000 soldiers short of their recruitment goal for FY22, missing by 25%.


  • Since Joe Biden took office:
    • There have been OVER 4.5 MILLION illegal crossings of our southern border.
    • December 2022 was the worst month on CBP’s 22-year record for monthly crossings and the tenth consecutive month that our southern border had more than 200,000 illegal crossings.
    • More than 1.2 MILLION illegal immigrants have evaded apprehension at our southern border, according to Border Patrol sources.
  • In the first three months of this fiscal year alone, CBP has seized over 9,000 pounds of fentanyl coming across the Southwest border—enough to kill over 2.1 billion people, or over 6.4 times the U.S. population.
  • In just the first three months of FY 2023, 38 people whose names appear on the terrorist watchlist were stopped trying to cross the southern border.


MAKE NO MISTAKE: This week is a crucial opportunity to contrast our policies that are putting America First with Joe Biden and his Administration’s failures. Luckily, House Republicans have already hit the ground running in fighting to fulfill our Commitment to America.