Sunny Hostin dismisses inflation, immigration issues as ‘Republican framing’, says abortion has ‘traction’
« The View » co-host Sunny Hostin claimed on Tuesday that inflation and immigration issues had a « Republican framing » and that the GOP had « misjudged » the abortion debate.
While discussing Vice President Kamala Harris’ appearance on « Late Night with Seth Meyers » and immigration, Hostin dismissed inflation and immigration as central issues in the upcoming midterm elections and argued that abortion would have greater political impact.
« I reject the framing that the problem here is really about immigration and the problem here is about inflation because that’s a Republican framing. Really, the problem here is that Republicans have misjudged the abortion debate They misjudged him, and he has serious traction in competitive races for the House and Senate,” Hostin said.
« Fifty-one percent to 32 percent of voters in battleground states say Republicans are more extreme on abortion than Democrats. More women are signing up every day, every day, and they’re Democrats. 61 percent of 64% of new registered voters in Kansas, women. 64% of new registered voters in Pennsylvania, women. 55% of new registered voters in Florida, women. The Republicans made a mistake, and I don’t think they can come back, » Hostin said.
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She also said that while the administration could be stronger with its messaging on immigration, it wasn’t that it was « doing nothing. »
Co-host Sara Haines said presidential administrations « dodge » immigration when they take office.
« They come in there saying they want to work on immigration and then nobody talks about it. But we’re all like, we all agree it’s a problem. What is it? am I missing there? » she says.
Alyssa Farah Griffin said earlier in the segment that it was « rich » for the Biden administration to call for leadership on the immigration issue because they « didn’t try to solve the problem. »
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Griffin said immigration was a « vulnerability » for Democrats and added that she agreed with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT., who cautioned Democrats against focusing solely on abortion before the midterms.
« People’s ability to pay their bills is what makes them vote. If they can’t afford to buy groceries, if they can’t afford to put, you know, gas in their tank is what will send them to vote, » she said.
A September Wall Street Journal poll showed Democrats’ odds have improved slightly. The poll asked voters what was the most important factor to them when choosing a candidate to vote for in November. The economy was ranked highest at 16%, followed by abortion at 13%.
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A Monmouth University poll released on October 3 found that 82% of Americans considered inflation to be an “extremely or very important” problem. The results also showed that 67% cited immigration as an « extremely or very important » issue and 56% cited abortion.