The most important issue on the minds of Americans.

Posted BY: Bill | NwoReport

Inflation is hands down the most important issue on the minds of Americans on the eve of the midterm elections.

An Economist/YouGov poll taken of 1,500 American adults in the first week of November found that 68 percent say that they will be thinking about inflation “a lot” when casting a vote in this year’s election.  That’s a higher share than any other issue—from the border to guns, to abortion—save for the economy, which scores 73 percent. When asked what the single most important issue facing the country is right now, 27 percent say inflation, followed by 10 percent each for healthcare and the economy/jobs.

The Biden administration has struggled to present a palatable program for fighting inflation. There was the infamous Inflation Reduction Act, which every reputable economist agreed would do little or nothing to reduce inflation. According to the Economist/YouGov poll, just 32 percent of Americans say they approve of President Biden’s handling of inflation. Fifty-four percent say they disapprove of Biden on inflation, with 40 percent saying they strongly disapprove.

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One thing handicapping the Biden administration is that the left does not take the inflation problem seriously. Just 15 percent of Biden voters say inflation is the top issue. Among self-described liberals, just nine percent say inflation is the top issue. Among Democrats, inflation is the number one issue for just 18 percent. Compare that with 26 percent of moderates and 28 percent of independent voters.

Similarly, the left thinks Biden is doing a great job on inflation. Job approval on the issue among Biden voters is a sky-high 65 percent. Among liberals and Democrats, it’s 63 percent. Among independents, however, Biden’s job approval on inflation is just 21 percent. Among self-described moderates, it’s 40 percent.

The racial politics of inflation is disconcerting for Democrats. Seventy-one percent of black Americans say they will be thinking a lot about inflation when they vote, with 16 percent strongly approving of Biden’s handling of the issue and 31 percent somewhat approving. Thirty-two percent of black Americans disapprove of Biden’s handling of inflation. Among Hispanics, 62 percent say they will be thinking about inflation a lot, with 46 percent saying they disapprove of Biden on the issue. Thirty percent disapprove strongly. Just thirty-eight percent approve. Among whites, 69 percent say they will be thinking about inflation a lot, 61 percent disapprove of Biden on inflation, and just 29 percent approve.

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