Nearly Half Of Americans Say They’re Struggling Financially: Poll

In this June 4, 2020 photo, Laurie Mahlenbrei picks out a new toothbrush in the Tenino Market grocery store in Tenino, Wash. Mahlenbrei paid for her purchases with a $25 piece of wooden currency that is good only in the small town, part of an effort to help residents and local merchants alike get through the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Nearly half of Americans report that the recent spike in inflation is making it harder to make ends meet, according to a new poll.

Monmouth University released a poll Wednesday showing 46% of Americans are “currently struggling to remain where they are financially.”

That figure is the highest point recorded by this pollster since President Joe Biden took office and far higher than during his predecessor’s term.