The ECONOMY Tops Abortion, Inflation, Crime, Threats to Democracy and Immigration Americans’ Concerns: Last-Minute Poll Shows Which Problem Will Be One of the ‘Most Important’ Factors When Voting in the Midterm Election
- The Washington Post and ABC gave Americans eight key issues to consider when casting their votes
- Economy was named as one of the most important factors by 26% of likely voters
- 22% mentioned abortion and inflation and threats to democracy followed with 21%
- It follows a trend of recent polls showing that Americans are most concerned about their economic situation and which party is better off.
Voters view the economy as one of the most important factors at the ballot box for the midterm elections — followed by abortion, inflation and democracy — according to a new poll released Sunday.
The economy was cited as one of the top factors by 26 percent of likely voters, followed by abortion at 22 percent and inflation and threats to democracy at 21 percent each.
Republicans have a 14-point advantage on the economy, a 12-point advantage on inflation and rising prices, and a 20-point advantage on crime.
It follows recent trends in polls showing that Americans are most concerned about their wallets and that the GOP is more trusted to turn fortunes.
Democrats have a 13-point advantage on abortion and a 19-point advantage on climate change.
Voters view the economy as one of the most important factors at the ballot box for the midterm elections — followed by abortion, inflation and democracy — according to a new poll released Sunday
President Biden’s party has spent more than $300 million on advertising for abortion campaigns in the election cycle, ten times more than on inflation or crime.
Biden and the Democrats have also stepped up their attacks on election deniers, those seeking to undo the election and political violence following the attack on Paul Pelosi.
Neither side has a clear advantage on immigration, the poll shows, despite Republicans campaigning hard against the wave of migrants and attacking Biden for creating an “open border.”
The poll also found that 49 percent of registered voters intend to vote and 48 percent say they will vote for Democrat.
Republicans have been gaining momentum in recent weeks and are expected to secure a majority in the House, but the Senate is coming to a close with just one or two points between candidates in crucial swingstates.
History shows that the party that is not in the White House or in control of Congress does better in midterm elections.
Biden has suffered for months with approval ratings struggling to get more than 40 percent and voters giving him a poor rating on handling the economy.
Republicans need only five seats to retake the House, and only need to win one Senate race on top of the seats they already have to gain the majority.
There also seems to be more enthusiasm from Republican voters than their Democratic counterparts.
The Washington Post-ABC poll says 80 percent of GOP supporters have or say they will vote, compared to just 74 percent of Democrats.
48 percent of Republican supporters said they were watching the election “closely,” compared to 37 percent of left-wing voters.