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What’s President Joe Biden’s approval rating on the economy?

Nearly two-thirds of Utahns disapprove of President Joe Biden’s handling of the economy as he tries to assure voters across the country that it is strong ahead of the midterm election.

A new Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll also found that Biden’s overall job approval rating continues to languish in the Beehive State.

While eating an ice cream cone at a shop in Portland, Oregon, last weekend, the president told reporters “our economy is strong as hell.” Biden went on to say inflation is worldwide.

“The problem is the lack of economic growth and sound policy in other countries, not so much ours,” he said.

Critics called his comments “tone deaf” as Americans continue to pay more for gas, groceries, housing and health care. Last week’s report from the U.S. Department of Labor showed the consumer price index rose 0.4% in September and is up 8.2% from a year…

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