Survey: Economy, Border Security Among Top Issues for Americans
A recent Politico/Morning Consult poll found that Americans are most concerned about issues in security and the economy during the midterm elections, a category completely ignored by President Biden in his latest Election Day message.
The poll asked, “Now, thinking about your vote, what would you say is the top set of issues on your mind when you cast your vote for federal offices such as U.S. Senate or Congress?”
Economic issues, which include taxes, wages, jobs, unemployment, and spending, are ranked first by 43 percent of respondents. However, this is not mentioned in the president's most recent election call.
“Social Security. Medicare. A woman’s right to choose. Voting rights. It’s all at stake. Vote early or on Election Day,” U.S. President Joe Biden posted on Twitter.
A woman’s right to choose.
It’s all at stake. Vote early or on Election Day.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 2, 2022
Economic issues were absent from Biden's election tweet, as were security issues, which were identified as a top issue by 13% of Americans heading into the midterm elections.
According to the survey, 13% consider women's issues, including abortion, to be the most pressing, while 11% consider seniors' issues to be the most pressing.
Furthermore, the poll found that more voters trust Republicans in Congress to handle the economy, which was the top issue identified by voters and which Biden ignored in his plea.
The survey was conducted among 2,005 registered voters from October 28 to October 31, 2022, and has a +/- 2% margin of error.