According to a new poll released on Wednesday by Morning Consult and Politico, the majority of registered voters blame President Biden and Congress for the current global supply chain and shipping issues impacting the United States.
The poll found that 62 percent of registered voters believe Biden bears some responsibility for the supply chain issues. 61 percent, believe Congress also bears some responsibility.
Overwhelmingly, 74 percent of voters said the top driver of the supply chain problems are worker shortages and 79 percent blame the COVID-19 pandemic.
This month, Biden issued remarks from the Port of Baltimore to tout his $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. During his remarks, he touched on inflation and the supply chain, saying that people “remain unsettled about the economy” because “everything from a gallon of gas to a loaf of bread costs more.” He suggested that the infrastructure bill could be “progress” to get the economy back on track.
In his remarks, Biden said his administration “has a plan to finish the job of getting us back to normal from the pandemic and having a stronger economy than we ever had before.”
“The challenge we need to meet here, and that my plan is going to help address, has to do with the supply chain,” he continued. “And as long as goods and materials are getting where they need to go on time, there’s usually no need to worry about the supply chains. But when global disruptions hit, like a pandemic, they can hit supply chains particularly hard. COVID-19 has stretched global supply chains like never before.”