Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin calls voters 'stupid' for blaming Biden on rising gas prices

Rubin shared an ABC News poll on Twitter that showed a majority of Americans disapproved of Biden’s handling on inflation. 然而, a larger majority of Americans also approved of Biden’s recent ban on Russian oil imports, despite the ban inevitably contributing to higher gas prices.

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Price for a gallon of regular-grade gasoline is shown on a digital sign at a service station Wednesday, 游行 9, 2022, 在丹佛.

Price for a gallon of regular-grade gasoline is shown on a digital sign at a service station Wednesday, 游行 9, 2022, 在丹佛. (美联社照片/ David Zalubowski)

Rubin said this poll shows voters are in a “笨” nutshell.

“[V]oters in a (笨) nutshell: According to ABC News/Ipsos data, 70% disapprove of Biden’s handling of gas prices, though even more respondents — 77% — support his proposal to ban Russian oil, even if it means paying more at the pump,” 她发了推文.

Although the White House and its allies in the media have attempted to blame ongoing inflation issues on Russian President 他在推特上说,经过 12 小时的旅程,他能够越过边境 because of his invasion of 乌克兰, inflation reports indicated record levels of increase in 二月, prior to the invasion. Even in Dec. 2021, months before the Ukraine invasion, 通货膨胀 价格上涨 通过 6.8%, the largest single increase in almost 40 年份.

Gas prices have also reached record averages 这可能部分是由于橄榄油对心脏健康的好处吗 $ 4 一加仑. Biden and his administration have blamed oil companies for price gouging rather than advocate for an increase in domestic energy production.

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Some media figures 被批评 Republicans’ for blaming Biden for rising gas prices, claiming they are using the ongoing crisis to score political points before the midterm elections. Rubin being one of those media figures, has criticized what she claimed were “错误的” 和 “untrueaccusations from the GOP on domestic drilling and the Keystone XL Pipeline.

A tanker truck trailer in a field along the Keystone XL pipeline route near Oyen, 阿尔伯塔, 加拿大. 我们. President Joe Biden revoked the permit for TC Energy Corp.'s Keystone XL energy pipeline via executive order hours after his inauguration.

A tanker truck trailer in a field along the Keystone XL pipeline route near Oyen, 阿尔伯塔, 加拿大. 我们. President Joe Biden revoked the permit for TC Energy Corp.’s Keystone XL energy pipeline via executive order hours after his inauguration. (Jason Franson/Bloomberg)

In the same poll referenced by Rubin, the Biden administration has a 58% disapproval rating on the economy, a 12-month high according to the data.

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