Seventy-four percent of voters surveyed named inflation as “very important,” while 22 percent said it is “somewhat important.” Sixty-eight percent, meanwhile, said crime is a “very important” issue, while 26 percent said it is only “somewhat important.” And 59 percent of voters called immigration a “very important” issue while 31 percent said it is “somewhat important.” Abortion was ranked fourth in the new survey, with 55 percent calling it a “very important issue” and 29 percent saying it is “somewhat important.”
“The big issues of everyday life are overpowering issues like choice and climate change as we approach the election,” said Mark Penn, the co-director of the Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll. “Undeniably this last inflation report hurt the administration and so are the daily crime stories in big cities.”
The same poll also found that more voters said inflation, crime and immigration are more likely to persuade them to vote for Republican.
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Inflation, crime and immigration are entrenched as voters’ top concerns heading into next month’s midterm elections, according to a new Harvard CAPS-Harrispoll released exclusively to The Hill on Monday.