According to a Redfield & Wilton Strategies poll, most people believe that the economy is the primary factor in deciding how they vote in the midterm elections.
Respondents were asked to answer the following question: “Which issues are most likely to impact how you vote in the November 8th 2022 Midterm Election?” The list allowed respondents to choose from up to three options.
The economy was the top of the list, with 61% naming it the most likely issue that would influence their vote in November.
Healthcare came second, with 31% of respondents naming it their top concern. Abortion was third. Next came immigration (22%), and government spending (20%). Environment (20%) and Policing (crime (19%) were the next two. The next two were taxation (18%) and housing and homelessness (16%). Education (13%), election integrity and voter fraud (11%). The last two were foreign policy and defense (10%).
Both Trump voters (77%) and Biden voters (55%), identified the economy as their number one concern.
However, only 40% of Democrats voted to have abortion considered their second most pressing issue. 42% of Republicans voted to support immigration.
According to the same survey, Biden’s approval rating of the economy was 26 percent. 50 percent disapprove. This nets him a negative rating of -24 percent.
The survey was taken among 1,500 eligible U.S. citizens, June 15th 2022. This survey was conducted among 1,500 eligible U.S. citizens on June 15, 2022. On June 14, gas prices reached an all-time record high of $5.016 for regular gasoline. Diesel prices reached $5.816 Sunday, a new record.