77% Have Recently Experienced Sharp Price Increases While Shopping

Seventy-seven percent (77%) of voters have recently experienced sharp increases in the cost of items they would like to buy. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 17% have not noticed such increases and 7% are not sure.

Sharp price increases have been felt by 87% of Republicans, 72% of Democrats, and 71% of Independent voters.

Data released earlier showed that 63% of voters have personally experienced supply chain problems.

Just 45% of voters approve of the way President Biden is handling economic issues. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove.

Only 38% approve of the way he is handling issues related to taxes and government spending. Fifty-nine percent (59%) of voters believe that increasing government spending leads to inflation.

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Note: Neither Scott Rasmussen, ScottRasmussen.com, nor RMG Research, Inc. have any affiliation with Rasmussen Reports. While Scott Rasmussen founded that firm, he left more than seven years ago and has had no involvement since that time.


The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted online by Scott Rasmussen on October 11-13, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, internet usage, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.

The margin of sampling error for the full sample is +/- 2.8 percentage points.

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