GOP panel poll note: Abortion drags economy, crime is main problem

Abortion lags the economy and crime as top issues ahead of the midterm elections, according to a new polling note from the Republican State Legislative Committee.

Only eight percent of voters surveyed said they considered abortion the most important issue to them, while 37 percent said the same about the high cost of living and inflation. Another 16% said the economy, in general, was their most important issue, while 9% said crime and violence were most important to them.

Among independent voters, 60% said inflation, jobs and the economy were their top concern, while only 21% said “abortion is the most important issue for them”.

Additionally, 49% of likely voters said they would vote for a candidate who has a different opinion than them on abortion as long as the candidate agrees with them on most other issues.

The poll also showed a poor national environment for Democrats heading into the midterm elections, with 74% of likely voters saying he is on the wrong track and 23% saying he is on the right track. President Biden’s unfavorable rating sits at 57% while 41% of likely voters said they have a favorable opinion of him. And the Republican candidate for the state legislature leads the Democrats in the generic ballot, 47 to 45 percent.

“Just over four months from Election Day, the political environment is still a disaster for state Democrats, state Republicans have a decisive lead on what is by far the most important issue for the voters, and the issues state Democrats are trying to exploit. diverting attention from Biden’s failing economy will not be significant enough to save them in November,” the poll note read.

The poll note comes as Democrats focus on the issue of abortion access following the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade last week. Democrats pointed to a number of polls that show voters are unhappy with the High Court’s decision.

A CBS News-YouGov poll released Sunday found 52% of voters said the decision was a “step backwards,” while 31% said it was a “step forward.”

An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll released Monday found 78% of Democrats said they would be more likely to vote midway through this year in response to the decision, while 54% of Republicans said the same. thing.

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