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Inflation, Gas Shortage Highlight Peril That Could Threaten Biden's Agenda

Added 05-15-21 07:07:02am EST - “Americans continue to say they approve of how the president is handling the coronavirus pandemic, but he may be running into speed bumps because of inflation and other issues.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Inflation, Gas Shortage Highlight Peril That Could Threaten Biden's Agenda”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President Biden speaks about the economy at the White House Monday. The Biden administration is arguing that higher-than-expected inflation is temporary. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

President Biden speaks about the economy at the White House Monday. The Biden administration is arguing that higher-than-expected inflation is temporary.

President Biden continues to get good marks for his handling of the most pressing issue of the day — the coronavirus pandemic. He also remains on average above 50% for his handling of the economy, which is closely tied to COVID-19.

But as things start to open up more and get back to normal — with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new mask guidance for fully vaccinated people leading the way — there are crises or potential crises looming on the horizon.

For a couple of months, it's been clear that Americans have less confidence in the president's handling of immigration, for example. There has been a surge of migrants, including unaccompanied minors, at the southern U.S. border, and the Biden administration has struggled to respond.

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