Voters give Republicans nod on inflation, economy: poll
For the Democrats, the blows are linked.
Voters continue to overwhelmingly prefer Republicans to handle many of the major issues facing the country, including inflation, the economy and crime, according to a poll released on Sunday – just 16 days before the midterm elections .
Americans struggling with sky-high gas prices and grocery bills favor Republicans over Democrats (36% vs. 21%) to deal with inflation, which is at 40-year highs, poll finds ABC News/Ipsos.
Economically, 36% of voters choose Republicans to do a better job, compared to 24% who trust Democrats, but 31% say they don’t trust either party.
On crime — which has become a rallying point for GOP candidates across the country — Americans give Republicans the lead over Democrats (35% vs. 22%).
The ABC News survey is the latest poll to find Republicans rising in the final weeks ahead of the Nov. 8 election that will decide the balance of power in Congress – propelled by Americans’ distress over the economy , the toll of inflation and escalating crime rates. Across the country.
In a Morning Consult/Politico poll released last Wednesday, 93% of voters said they were « concerned » about inflation.
Polls also show that Republicans, benefiting from their focus on these issues, have consolidated their gains in recent months and are now favored over Democrats at midterm.
But Democrats — while hampered by President Biden’s anemic job approval ratings that hovered in the 1940s and gas prices that are on the rise again — are finding voter support over their handling of the election. abortion (46% to 26%), climate change (40% to 16%), gun violence (38% to 24%) and coronavirus (30% to 20%).
Democrats sought to make abortion a major issue in the midterm elections after the Supreme Court in June overturned Roe v. Wade, but his prominence among voters appeared to stagnate in August as inflation and the economy surged.
The parties are almost evenly split on the issue of immigration, with Republicans ahead of Democrats by 35% to 32%, and on taxes, with 30% saying Republicans would do a better job compared to 28% for Democrats, according to the ABC poll.
When asked if their midterm vote would depend on their opinion of former President Donald Trump or Biden, 48% say it will be neither, while 30% say than the president and 19% say Trump.
The poll interviewed 686 people between October 21 and 22.
It has a margin of error of plus/minus 4 percentage points.