Failed Dem Candidate Claims Biden ‘Saved Our Economy’ In Attempt To Spin Dismal Poll Numbers

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Failed Dem Candidate Claims Biden ‘Saved Our Economy’ In Attempt To Spin Dismal Poll Numbers

Harold Hutchison on October 19, 2022

Former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia claimed that President Joe Biden “saved” the economy during a Wednesday MSNBC appearance as he grappled with unfavorable poll numbers for Democrats.

“Listen, the best thing that Joe Biden can do for Democrats on the ballot is keep doing what he’s doing as president. You just saw Gene Sperling go through a litany of what this administration has accomplished,” McAuliffe, who was defeated by Republican Glenn Youngkin in Virginia’s gubernatorial election last November, told host Andrea Mitchell. “I mean, it truly is extraordinary. I mean, going back to the days of FDR.”

A Reuters Ipsos poll conducted Oct. 17-18 reported Biden had a 40% job approval rating, while respondents of a Rasmussen survey gave Biden a 44% approval rating. A recent CBS News poll showed a two-point GOP lead on the generic ballot, while a Harvard/Harris poll showed a six-point lead for Republicans.

“I had dinner with Speaker Pelosi last night. We were talking about all the accomplishments that have gone on,” McAuliffe continued. “And think about it LBJ, FDR, they had huge Democratic majorities. What has been able to be accomplished for the American people over the course of the last year is just extraordinary. The American Rescue Plan saved our economy.”

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Biden signed the American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion spending bill, into law in March. Experts, including former Obama administration official Steven Rattner, claim the spending helped send inflation to levels not seen for decades.

The Consumer Price Index increased 8.2% year-to-year in September after rising by 8.3% in August, 8.6% in July, 9.1% in June and 8.5% in May. Some experts claim that the Biden administration’s hostility to fossil fuel production has sent energy prices higher, driving inflation.

“The Inflation Reduction Act lets us now negotiate drug prices for the first time. President Biden’s reducing Medicare premiums for the first time in a decade,” McAuliffe continued. “So the president should continue to be president. He’s doing a lot of campaign stops. I mean, it’s extraordinary, Andrea, you and I are having this conversation.”

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