About two-thirds of the public report rising household expenses, but only about one-quarter have seen an increase in their income. Few are very or extremely confident they could pay an unexpected medical expense or have enough for money retirement.
Thirty-six percent sympathize with the United Auto Workers’ strike against Detroit’s three automakers and only 9% side with the automakers. A majority supports the union’s demand for higher wages.
Two-thirds of adults find U.S. government spending excessive, especially regarding aid to Ukraine. However, more than half say the government is spending too little on education, assistance for the poor, and Medicare.
While the public approves of Medicare negotiating to reduce the cost drugs, President Biden doesn’t get much credit with 48% who approve of his handling of prescription drugs prices.
Three-quarters of the public think Joe Biden is too old to serve another term, including 69% of Democrats.