A new survey spelled more doom and gloom for Democrats ahead of what is shaping up to be a shellacking at the polls next month.
After the U.S. Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade earlier this year and return the issue to states, Democrats seized upon the ruling as a political issue to push to suburban women, and so they have. If you’ve noticed at all, Democratic candidates are harping on two issues in their ads — abortion ‘rights’ being taken away by ‘extreme Republicans’ who also back ‘extreme’ Donald Trump.
They’re not campaigning on fixing inflation — higher food, fuel, and housing costs — or the chaotic border or even addressing ongoing supply chain issues.
But they should be, because, according to another new survey, the issue Democrats are most focused on, abortion, isn’t a top issue at all for the vast majority of voters.
The Blaze reports:
According to the latest New York Times/Siena College poll, Republicans now hold an advantage over the Democrats with the midterm elections just over twenty days away. Of likely voters, 49% indicated they would lean toward supporting the Republican candidate if this year’s elections for Congress were held today, and 45% indicated they would support the Democrat candidate.
The poll was conducted October 9-12 and involved 792 registered voters across the United States. The New York Times noted that the margin of sampling error for the likely electorate is +/- 4.1 percentage points.
Just 5 percent of respondents listed abortion as their top issue and the biggest problem facing the country today. Meanwhile, as has been the case now for months, the economy/inflation is the biggest issue among voters (26 percent indicated as much). Another 18 percent listed inflation as the top issue, but the two go hand-in-hand.
“Voters concerned with the economy and inflation preferred Republicans over Democrats 64% to 30%,” The Blaze reported, citing the survey.
The House’s No. 3 Republican, Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York recently told Fox News Digital that inflation was the “top reason” for what she projects will be a “big Republican year … because people want to stop the trillions of reckless spending that has happened under a single-party Democrat rule.”
“Bidenflation has been a tax on every American. … It’s more than just numbers. It’s impacting the bottom line. It’s a pay cut on every American,” she said.