More US Voters Trust Donald Trump Than Joe Biden to Deal With Inflation and Cost of Living, New Poll Shows

By Jace Dela Cruz

Apr 22, 2024 02:00 AM EDT

More US voters trust former President Donald Trump than President Joe Biden when it comes to addressing inflation and the cost of living, which are their primary concerns, according to a new NBC News poll

(COMBO) This combination of pictures created on October 22, 2020 shows US President Donald Trump (L) and Democratic Presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden during the final presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, on October 22, 2020.
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US Voters Trust Donald Trump More Than Joe Biden in Handling Inflation

The poll, conducted among 1,000 registered voters nationwide, revealed that 52% of respondents believe Donald Trump would better manage inflation and the cost of living, compared to 30% who expressed confidence in Joe Biden's ability to address these issues.

This sentiment was captured in the survey conducted from April 12 to 16, shortly after the release of an inflation report indicating a gradual increase in consumer prices. According to CNBC, Trump wasted no time criticizing Biden's economic policies following the release of the data.

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Joe Biden Narrowing the Gap

During his recent visit to Pennsylvania on Wednesday, a key battleground state, Joe Biden discussed these economic issues and doubled down on the claim that the US economy is the best in the world.

However, only 11% of respondents believed that "jobs and the economy" were the most critical matters facing the country heading toward the November election, while 23% said that inflation and the cost of living were their primary concerns.

Despite Donald Trump's current lead on managing inflation better, the NBC poll shows that overall, Biden is narrowing the gap and appears to be catching up to the former president's lead, similar to a recent New York Times/Siena College poll.

The NBC poll showed that Trump led Biden by only two points in a head-to-head contest, which was lower than his five-point lead in January.

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