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High Grocery Prices and Mortgage Rates Raise Doubts About Biden’s Economic Policies 

Amid discussions surrounding the 2024 presidential election, American voters are expressing doubts about the state of the economy under President Biden. 

Grocery and Mortgages Keep Going Up: WaPo Interviewees 

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Rising grocery prices and mortgage rates have led citizens to question their financial stability. Voters were interviewed in Phoenix, Georgia, Milwaukee, and Las Vegas to gauge their perspectives on the economy and their potential choices in the upcoming election. 

Las Vegas: The Soaring Mortgage Costs 

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In Las Vegas, Daniel Busby, a voter who abstained from voting in the 2016 and 2020 elections, remains uncertain about supporting Biden in 2024. Busby shared that increasing costs have forced him to postpone his plans to purchase a home. 

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Unable to Afford a House

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Despite working full-time hours, he finds it challenging to make ends meet, stating, “I work full time. I should be able to afford a house.” 

Mortgage Payments Skyrocketing 

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When Biden assumed office, the average monthly mortgage payment in Las Vegas was approximately $1,200; it has now surged to $2,350 per month. 

Milwaukee: Impact on Small Businesses 

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Ceree Huley, a barber in Milwaukee, noted the decline in customers since the COVID-19 pandemic struck. He expressed uncertainty about the reasons behind this decline, suggesting that higher prices may be a factor. 

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Concerns on Biden’s Support For Foreign Aid 

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However, Huley does not attribute this to Biden. One of his customers, Zontayveon Mosley, contemplates voting for Trump in 2024, raising concerns about Biden’s support for foreign aid amidst domestic financial challenges. Mosley emphasizes the need to address the economic struggles faced by Americans. 

Varied Voter Perspectives 

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While some voters voice support for Biden, despite the economic challenges, others express skepticism. In Phoenix, Arizona, Martha Isela Rodriguez acknowledges the need to visit multiple grocery stores weekly to find the best prices, lamenting that grocery expenses have risen. 

Criticism Over Supporting Biden 

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She voted for Biden in 2020 and encouraged her coworkers to do the same. However, some of them criticize her for the perceived economic hardships under the current administration, using the phrase “your Biden” to attribute these issues to the president. 

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Blame and Comparisons 

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President Biden has blamed the media for the negative perceptions of the economy among voters. He urged reporters to start “reporting it the right way.” 

Both Trump and Biden Equally Bad 

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Some voters, like William Robinson, view both Biden and Trump as comparable and express reluctance to support either in 2024. Robinson believes they are “pretty much the same,” reflecting a broader sentiment of political disillusionment. 

These varying perspectives on the economy highlight the complex dynamics at play as voters assess their choices in the upcoming election. 

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