Poll shows what issue will be the ‘single most important’ for voters


The ECONOMY tops abortion, inflation, crime, threats to democracy and immigration Americans’ concerns: Last-minute poll shows what issue will be one of the ‘single most important’ factors when voting in the midterms

  • The Washington Post and ABC gave Americans eight top issues they are considering when casting their vote
  •  Economy was cited by 26% of likely voters as one of the most important factors
  • 22% cited abortion and inflation and threats to democracy followed with 21% 
  • It follows a trend of recent polls showing Americans are most worried about their economic situation, and which party is better equipped to handle it 

Voters consider the economy one of the most important factors at the ballot box for the midterm elections – followed by abortion, inflation and democracy – a new poll published Sunday shows.

The Washington Post and ABC gave Americans eight top issues they will be considering when making their decision in a poll that showed likely voters split between the Democrats and Republicans.

The economy was cited by 26 percent of likely voters as one of the most important factors, followed by abortion with 22 percent and inflation and threats to democracy each by 21 percent.

Republicans hold 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 Americans are most worried about their pockets and the GOP are more trusted to turn fortunes around. 

Democrats have a 13-point advantage on abortion and a 19-point advantage on climate change.

Voters consider the economy one of the most important factors at the ballot box for the midterm elections – followed by abortion, inflation and democracy – a new poll published Sunday shows

President Biden’s party has spent more than $300 million on abortion campaign ads 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 who want to overturn the election and political violence following the attack on Paul Pelosi. 

Neither party has a clear advantage on immigration, the poll shows, despite Republicans campaigning hard on the surge in migrants and attacking Biden for creating an ‘open border’.

The poll also showed 49 percent of registered voters plan to vote and 48 percent saying they will vote for the Democrat.

Republicans have gained momentum in recent weeks and are projected to win a majority in the House, but the Senate is coming down to the wire with just one or two points separating candidates in crucial swing states.

History shows the party not in the White House or in control of Congress fares better in midterms election.

Biden has suffered from months with approval ratings struggling to get over 40 percent and voters giving him a poor rating on dealing with the economy.

Republicans need just five seats to retake the House, and need to win just one Senate race on top the those they have already to take the majority.

There also seems to be more enthusiasm from Republican voters than their Democrat counterparts.

The Washington Post-ABC poll says 80 percent of GOP supporters or right-leaning voters have or say they will vote, compared to just 74 percent of Democrat supporters.

48 percent of Republican backers said they were watching the election ‘closely’, compared to 37 percent left-leaning voters.

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