National Working-Class Voters Focus Group

Publication date: May 4, 2022


  1. Inflation is impacting the lives of working-class voters. They largely blame government policies for causing inflation and are leery of government intervention and promises to reduce inflation.
  2. Working-class voters view fuel prices as a major indicator of inflation. They believe that American energy independence can help lower fuel prices and say that government policies disadvantage domestic oil and gas production, leading the U.S. to rely on foreign countries for petroleum products, which increases the cost of fuel.
  3. Working-class voters are comfortable in their current economic status and want to be made to feel secure in the middle class.