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President Biden answers during a news conference in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on Dec. 10. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

69% of Americans disapprove of President Biden's handling of inflation, according to an ABC News-Ipsos poll published Sunday.

Why it matters: When broken down along party lines, 71% of independents disapprove and a slim majority of Democratic voters (54%) approve of Biden's handling of inflation. The survey was conducted Dec. 10-11, as inflation continued to surge.

  • Data released Friday showed the Consumer Price Index, the measure of the price of goods and services excluding food and energy, rose 6.8% over the past 12 months — the biggest jump in 39 years.

The big picture: In the poll, comprising a random national sample of 524 adults with a margin of error of 5 percentage points, 94% of Republican voters disapproved of how Biden's handled inflation. 28% of overall respondents approved of his response.

  • 53% of overall respondents approve of his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Representatives for the Biden administration did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment.

Read the poll in full, via DocumentCloud:

Editor's note: The headline and story have been corrected to note that 54% of Democrats approve of Biden’s handling of inflation, rather than disapproving of it.

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Why it matters: These results suggest that, in addition to facing public health challenges over the continued spread of COVID, the Beijing Games will be politically divisive for a large segment of the American audience.

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White House Deputy Chief of Staff Jennifer O'Malley Dillon speaks with White House counsel Dana Remus last July. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

White House deputy chief of staff Jennifer O’Malley Dillon is publicly attacking a new poll that gave President Biden a 33% approval rating, using the full weight of her office to call it an “outlier,” according to a memo shared with Axios.

Why it matters: By releasing a memo questioning the Quinnipiac University poll’s methodology, the White House is demonstrating how seriously it takes negative perceptions of the president’s job performance at the outset of a critical midterm year.