In Wake of Biden's Documents Scandal, Americans Say Biggest Problem in US Is Poor Leadership

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January 31, 2023

Weeks after President Joe Biden's lawyers discovered classified documents at his University of Pennsylvania office and Delaware home, a new poll shows Americans are pointing to a new issue as the greatest problem facing the country: poor leadership.

A Gallup poll conducted from Jan. 2-22 found 21 percent of respondents said "the government/poor leadership" is the United States' most important problem, up from 15 percent in November and December. In the latest poll, poor leadership beat out inflation, the economy, and immigration as the top issue on Americans' minds.

The rise in concern about government and leadership comes as the Biden administration faces a scandal over the discovery of classified documents improperly stored at Biden's offices at the Penn Biden Center and in the garage at his Wilmington, Del., home, where Hunter Biden likely had access, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

A Rasmussen poll last week shows most Americans fault the president for mishandling the documents, with 72 percent of voters and a majority of Democrats calling it a scandal.

At least 25 classified documents have been found at the Penn Biden Center and Biden's home, and FBI officials are reportedly considering searching more properties linked to the president. Even as some Democrats have criticized Biden over the scandal, he has not taken responsibility for retaining classified information, saying he has "no regrets."