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US voters see inflation as a bigger problem than the Chinese coronavirus, according to a NewsNation survey released this week.

The survey asked respondents, “What do you think is the biggest problem facing the United States today: inflation, unemployment, or COVID-19?”

A plurality of voters, 45.4%, said they viewed inflation as a bigger issue in the United States, while 40.9% said the coronavirus; the difference between the two answers falls outside the +/- 3% margin of error for that specific question. Another 13.5% said unemployment is the biggest problem, meaning a combined majority of Americans see issues like inflation and jobs as bigger issues than the coronavirus.

The poll came before the Supreme Court delivered a devastating blow to President Biden’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) vaccination mandate, overturning it by a 6-3 vote. However, the Court upheld Biden’s Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) vaccine mandate 5-4, “although it explicitly recognizes that the CMS mandate exempts employees who object to the vaccine for reasons religious or medical,” as reported by Breitbart News. Notably, Biden’s ratings on his handling of the pandemic have dropped exponentially in recent months, particularly after announcing the ill-fated vaccine mandate, which would have affected approximately 84 million American workers, in an angry speech and of division in September.

While continuing to deal with government mandates, Americans also continued to feel the sting of inflation, as U.S. retail sales “decline sharply” in December, “indicating the worst inflation in decades. decades is hitting consumers harder than analysts predicted,” as Breitbart Detailed News:

Total retail sales fell 1.9% in December, generally a robust holiday shopping month, Commerce Department data showed on Friday. The numbers are not adjusted for inflation, suggesting that the price-adjusted purchases were even lower. The consumer price index rose 0.5% in December.

The results were much worse than analysts expected. Analysts’ median estimate was that sales were flat or down just a tenth of a percentage point.

The survey, conducted this week among more than 1,000 registered voters, has a margin of error of +/- 3.1%.

Americans see inflation as a bigger problem than the coronavirus

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