Poll: Americans trust GOP to fight inflation and economy, but prefer pro-choice candidates over pro-life candidates
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Americans have more confidence in Republicans to tackle economic issues ahead of November’s midterm elections, but a near majority of Americans said they would be more likely to back a candidate who backs access to abortion than another who does not, according to a new poll.
The ABC News/Ipsos poll found that, by a nine-point margin, Americans trust the GOP over Democrats to manage the economy (34% vs. 25%), while 49% of respondents said that ‘they would be more likely to vote for a candidate who « favors keeping abortion legal and available », compared to only 27% who prefer a candidate « supporting the restriction of abortion, except to protect the life of the mother ».
The findings come after a July report showed U.S. GDP shrank for a second consecutive quarter from April to June, suggesting the economy has entered a technical recession, and after the Supreme Court ruled reversed the Roe v. Wade decision, which protected access to abortion services.
The survey found that only 12% of Americans believe the economy is recovering, with 69% believing the country’s financial health will deteriorate. Republicans are also considered more competent than Democrats when it comes to tackling gas prices by a margin of nine points (33% vs. 24%), according to the poll.
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When asked which party would do a better job of fighting inflation, 33% trusted Republicans to do the job, while only 23% said Democrats. Inflation reached 9.1% in June, the highest in the United States in 40 years.
Over the weekend, the Senate passed the Cut Inflation Act of 2022 in a party vote, with Vice President Kamala Harris voting in a tie.
Republicans have expressed serious concerns about the bill, after a study by the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) found that the bill would raise taxes on US incomes below $400,000. According to reports, the legislation would also increase funding for the IRS to deploy 87,000 officers to step up tax audits.
According to the survey, which was conducted ahead of the Senate vote on the Cut Inflation Act, only 29% of adults polled approve of Biden’s handling of inflation.
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The survey also found that 37% of Americans said they approved of Biden’s handling of the economic recovery, a number unchanged since the last survey in June.
Recently, several Democratic representatives, including Minnesota representatives Dean Phillips and Representative Angie Craig, revealed that they would not support President Biden as the Democratic candidate for the 2024 presidential election, even if the White House insists on the fact that he will be running for re-election. .
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The ABC News/Ipsos survey was conducted August 5-6, 2022, with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.2 percentage points, with a confidence level of 95%.