After months of focusing on abortion as their primary concern, Democratic voters in key election states indicate that "threats to the democracy" are now their top concern.
According to a poll conducted by Marist, potential Democratic voters in Pennsylvania rank "preserving democracy" as a more important issue than "abortion" and "inflation." Both Republicans and Independents in Pennsylvania, where Dr. Mehmet Oz and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman are running for a Senate seat, named inflation as their primary concern. The survey that was conducted between the 19-22 of September 2022 has a margin of error of 3.3%.
Recent statements made by Vice President Joe Biden have indicated that "radical MAGA Republicans" pose a "threat to democracy." In the wake of Vice President Biden's remarks, voters were polled about the midterm elections and asked to rank several "threats," including abortion and inflation.
According to a survey that was carried out by Spectrum News and Sienna College between September 14 and 15, "threats to the democracy" was either the first or second priority for forty percent of potential Democratic voters in Wisconsin, while thirty percent of respondents ranked it as their primary concern.
"Preserving the democracy" is a high concern for possible Democratic voters in Ohio, where J.D. Vance and Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, are running for the state's vacant Senate seat. This is a priority for 39% of potential Democratic voters. 27% of Democrats named abortion as the most important issue, while only 17% ranked inflation as the most important issue after the CPI indicated that prices increased to 8.3% in August. The survey that was conducted from September 12-15 has an error margin of 3.5 percent.
The deputy national communications secretary for the Republican National Committee, Will O'Grady, made the statement that "Joe Biden is the most divisive president in modern history pitting Americans against each other for political gain,"
According to what O'Grady said to Fox News Digital, "Ultimately, voters will hold him and his Democrat enablers accountable for the destruction they have caused to our institutional norms, families’ budgets, and nation’s security."
According to the results of a survey conducted by Siena College and Spectrum News, the top two concerns for 38% of Texas Democrats are threats to democracy and inflation. Voters appear to be less concerned about abortion in the run-up to the midterm elections than they were in June, when the Supreme Court decided to overturn Roe v. Wade. The survey that was conducted between September 14-18 had a margin of error of 4.4 percent.
Twenty-one percent of people who were considering voting Democratic in Florida were most concerned about abortion, while only eighteen percent were concerned about threats to democracy. The economy and inflation were cited as the primary worries of 51% of potential Republican voters and 36% of likely Independent voters respectively. The survey that was conducted by USA Today and Suffolk University had a margin of error of 4.4 percentage points.
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