2022 Connecticut Issues Poll

Publication date: September 29, 2022
Written by: Sarah Coffey

The Center for Excellence in Polling recently surveyed Connecticut voters on important issues in the state such as inflation and election integrity. Results reveal that many voters are concerned about inflation and crime in the state—and large majorities support commonsense reforms that would secure the election process.

Inflation and crime cause concern among voters

For a plurality of Connecticut voters, inflation and the economy are most important (46%). This includes a majority of Independents (53%). In addition, crime rates in the state are somewhat or very concerning for an overwhelming majority (75%) of likely voters—including majorities of Republicans (86%), Democrats (68%), and Independents (77%).

Voter ID and citizen-only voting are popular

There is also strong agreement on measures that would keep elections secure. Nearly three-quarters of all likely voters support requiring a valid, government-issued photo ID for in-person voting (74%), including a majority of Republicans (90%), Democrats (63%) and Independents (75%). Further, an even more overwhelming majority agree that an individual should have to be a U.S. citizen to vote in Connecticut’s elections (83%).