Democrats performed worse than Republicans on issues that were most important to voters in a Wednesday poll from Politico and Morning Consult.
On the economy, which 81% of respondents said would play a major role in their voting decision, 46% of voters trusted Republicans more while only 39% trusted Democrats more, the poll found. The survey comes amid a wave of Republican gains in midterm polling.
Another 80% of voters said inflation would play a major role in determining their vote, and 46% of respondents trusted Congressional Republicans on the issue compared to 37% who trusted Democrats more, according to the poll; 61% thought inflation is getting worse. (RELATED: New York Gov Kathy Hochul Loses Serious Ground To Republican Challenger: POLL)
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Crime was the third-most important issue to voters, with 64% saying it would play a major role in their vote; 45% of respondents had more trust in Republicans to handle crime compared to 38% for Democrats, the poll found.
Democrats performed best on issues of abortion access, climate change, the environment and health care, the poll found. Abortion was a major issue for 59% of respondents, and the poll didn’t survey voters on whether the remaining issues would play a major role in their vote.
The poll surveyed 2,005 registered voters Oct. 14-16 with a 2% margin of error.
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