Despite Biden pleas to make midterms referendum on abortion, issue not a top concern in polls
Pollster Scott Rasmussen says "the top 3 issues are still inflation, inflation, and inflation."
President Joe Biden is calling on Americans to vote for Democrats in response to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, but polling shows abortion is not a top concern for the American electorate.
"We need two additional pro-choice senators and a pro-choice House to codify Roe as federal law," Biden said on Friday when signing an executive order related to expanding abortion access. "Your vote can make that a reality. For God's sakes, there's an election in November. Vote, vote, vote."
A Monmouth University poll released Tuesday asked respondents to identify the biggest concern facing their family right now. In total, 66% cited inflation, gas prices, unemployment, economy and paying everyday bills. Abortion came in as a top concern for just 5%.
An Associated Press-NORC poll released Friday found that most Americans view economic issues as their top concern.
"Forty percent of U.S. adults specifically name inflation in an open-ended question as one of up to five priorities for the government to work on in the next year, according to a June poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research," read an AP summary of the poll's findings. "That's a sharp rise from 14% in December and less than 1% the year prior. In all, 77% mention the economy in any way, up from 68% in December."
Pollster Scott Rasmussen told Just the News that "the top 3 issues are still inflation, inflation, and inflation."
Inflation is currently at a 40-year high, and gas prices are averaging close to $5 a gallon nationally.
Biden's approval rating has dropped to a new low of 36%.