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Poll: Economy, inflation worry Americans most

By M.D. Kittle

MADISON – While a number of wedge issues make noise, it’s the economy — and soaring prices — voters remain most concerned about, according to a new poll from Convention of States Action.

The survey of more than 1,000 likely voters, conducted by renowned pollster The Trafalgar Group, finds:

  • 38.5 percent of American voters say that lowering inflation and fixing the economy is the most important issue to them in the upcoming 2022 elections.
  • 9 percent say addressing climate change
  • 3 percent say ensuring racial and social equity
  • 11 percent say securing the border
  • 7 percent say developing more natural gas and oil production in the U.S.
  • 5 percent say ending the Russia/Ukraine war
  • 3 percent say funding police and lowering crime rates
  • 6 say addressing China aggression against U.S. interests

“The worsening economy and rising prices are far and away the most important issues the American voters are focusing on this year, yet the Biden administration continues to show how out of touch they are with everyday Americans on basic economic issues,” said Mark Meckler, president of Convention of States Action.

A Fox News National poll this week delivered similar findings, with concerns about the country’s future and inflation topping the list of voter concerns. That spells bad news for controlling Democrats in the mid-terms ahead. Republicans were backed by 46 percent of respondents while 39 percent favored Democrats, if the election were today.

That 7-point advantage is up from 2 points last month and is the largest Republicans have held this year. Fox News models suggest this would be a 44-seat swing in the House and an 11-seat swing in the Senate.

Stocks posted their worst day since 2020, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping more than 1,000 points Thursday, one day after the Fed boosted interest rates to try to ease runaway inflation.

According to the Fox News poll, only 21 percent rate conditions positively, down from 33 percent in December 2020.  Seventy-seven percent rate the economy negatively — including majorities of Republicans (88%), independents (82%), and Democrats (63%).

An ABC News-Washington Post poll this week showed 57 percent of Americans disapprove of President Biden’s handling of the economy.

Yet, his administration continues to push troubling policies that are roiling the markets and shaking consumer faith.

“As alarming news broke of our country’s GDP dropping further than expected, President Biden was busy hinting at forgiveness of student loans, and now they are using the leak from the Supreme Court to shift the narrative to social issues,” Meckler said. “But Americans want to see common-sense leadership and priority placed on fixing our economy, and to date Biden and his fellow Democrats have provided none of that, instead focusing on a multitude of issues which won’t help the average American.”

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  • Sure glad the left is running the country right now. Bet this won’t get published so why even bother. FREEDOM OF SPEECH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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