A recent poll by Suffolk University/USA Today shows Democrats leading the way by 4 points as abortion supersedes inflation as top-of-mind for voters.
Despite inflation hitting 9.1 percent this month, voters seem uninterested in it when determining how to cast their vote. When asked if they were to vote today who they would vote for, 44 percent of the poll’s participants revealed they would vote for a Democratic candidate compared to 40 percent who would vote Republican.
16 Percent remained undecided.
In the last month Democrats have gained momentum with voters as a Suffolk University poll from June showed Democrats were tied with Republicans at 40 percent.
Although the economy remains most important for voters — 20 percent revealing they cared about this issue when voting — participants noted that they viewed abortion as more important than inflation.
16 Percent of voters believe abortion is the most important issue this election cycle compared to 11 percent who believe the same about inflation.
The poll follows the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court in June, a ruling that has polarized the nation.
Polling also showed that most voters are concerned with the economy, receiving 20 percent of the poll’s participants support. Indicating how Americans have been affected by the economy, 58 percent of participants revealed they would be eating out less this month because of the spike in prices.
The attention on the economy also comes as the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) dropped by 0.9 percent in the second quarter, putting the U.S. in a technical recession.