The Center for Excellence in Polling recently surveyed likely voters to gauge their opinions on important issues facing the nation such as the economy and health care, as well as their opinions on Congress.
With inflation hitting historic highs and millions of open jobs, it’s unsurprising that a majority of all likely voters are worried about the state of the American economy.
- A majority of all Republicans (74%), Democrats (72%), and Independents (64%) say they are very or somewhat concerned that there are nearly 11 million unfilled jobs in the U.S.
- An even larger majority say they are very or somewhat concerned about the recent increases in the costs of consumer goods (90%).
As prices increase, the cost of health care is not immune. A majority of voters say they are “very concerned” about the cost of health care (64%).
Broad interest and dissatisfaction with health care costs poses unique opportunities to bring innovative reforms to the table to catch the attention of voters in all parties. While a majority of all voters consider their current access to be good or excellent (75%), nearly half say they do not believe Americans generally have good access to the best and most effective medical care (41%), including more Independents (49%) than Democrats (46%).
Frustration with Congress remains high, and recent events at home and abroad clearly influence which issues voters find most important when considering who to vote for in the upcoming 2022 elections.
Out of seven different issues, economic (23%) and foreign policy issues (21%) are those that voters find most important when deciding who to vote for. Nearly half say congress is doing a terrible job spending taxpayer money (48%), including a majority of Republicans (61%) and Independents (53%), which doesn’t bode well for the majority party come November 2022.