Factbox-Inflation, abortion top issues for US voters voting midterm, exit poll results

0

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Inflation and abortion top the list of issues motivating U.S. voters in Tuesday’s midterm elections, followed by crime, immigration and gun politics, a revealed a survey by Edison Research.

Turnout in the midterm elections, which will determine control of Congress and a number of state governors, was roughly evenly split between men and women, according to the poll.

Here is a summary of some of the latest findings from the survey:

* About six in 10 voters said they were “dissatisfied or angry” about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that overturned Roe v. Wade, and about the same percentage said abortion should be legal.

* About three in 10 voters said inflation was their top concern when deciding how to vote.

* About three in 10 voters said abortion was their top concern when deciding how to vote.

* About one in 10 voters said crime was their top concern when deciding how to vote.

* About one in 10 voters said immigration was their top concern when deciding how to vote.

* About one in 10 voters said gun policy was their top concern when deciding how to vote.

* About eight in 10 voters said the economy was “not so good or bad” compared to about two in 10 who said it was “great or good”.

* About six in 10 voters said gas prices had caused them financial hardship recently.

* About six in 10 voters said abortion should be legal compared to four in 10 who said it should be illegal.

* About five in 10 voters said their family’s financial situation was worse than two years ago, while three in 10 said it was unchanged and two in 10 said it was better.

* About seven in 10 voters said American democracy was under threat.

* About seven in 10 voters said they would not like to see President Joe Biden seek a second term.

* About six in 10 voters had an unfavorable opinion of Trump and four in 10 had a favorable opinion.

* About half of voters approved of Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan, about the same as those who disapproved.

(Reporting by Dan Burns and Katharine Jackson, editing by Ross Colvin)

Share.

About Author

Comments are closed.