NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! Voters rank abortion as the top concern over inflation, giving Democrats a 4 percent advantage over the GOP in the closely contested midterm election.
According to a recent Suffolk University/USA Today poll, 44 percent of voters said they would support a Democrat over a Republican if the election were conducted today, upending the elections. 16 percent of people are still unsure.
After a university poll from June revealed that Democrats and Republicans were evenly divided on the generic congressional ballot with both parties earning 40% of the vote, Republicans have suffered over the past month.
While the economy continues to be the most significant issue for voters in the forthcoming election, with 20% saying it is, the poll found that many people view abortion to be more important than inflation this election cycle. Voters ranked abortion as the top issue by a margin of about 16 percent to 11 percent, despite inflation’s 40-year high of 9.1 percent in June.
Ahead of the statewide vote, out-of-state donors are spending $1,000,000 to defend abortion in Kansas.
The survey findings follow the Supreme Court’s decision in June to reverse Roe v. Wade and return the authority to the states to impose restrictions on abortion.
With 20% of the total vote, the economy was chosen as the most significant topic that will influence the outcome of the 2018 election. 58 percent of respondents said they are planning to eat out less frequently as a result of the recent surge in prices for consumer items.
The second negative dip in economic growth in the April-June quarter occurred in the second quarter’s gross domestic product (GDP), which decreased to an annual rate of 0.9 percent, according to the Commerce Department on Thursday.
The figures released on Thursday showed that the U.S. economy had experienced two consecutive quarters of negative economic growth, which is how most economists define a recession.
Even while Democrats presently outnumber Republicans, President Biden’s declining support rating, rising inflation, and a shaky economy could hurt Democrats in the midterm elections.
MEMBER OF THE HOUSE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP SAYS THE MANCHIN DEAL IS A DESPERATE ATTEMPT BY DEMOCRATS TO DISTURB VOTER INTERESTS.
Only 39% of those surveyed strongly or somewhat approved of the job President Biden is doing, according to the poll.
Donald Trump, a former president, has been a key player in this year’s midterm elections, hand-picking candidates to support virtually on a weekly basis. According to the survey, 44% of respondents said they would be less likely to support a candidate who has the support of the outgoing president.
Approximately 76 percent of voters, up 5 percent since June, think that the nation is headed in the wrong direction.