The polls have been tightening ahead of next month’s midterm elections, and they’re measuring less and less salience for the Democrats’ issues.
Two new polls are finding the Democrats on the wrong end of a new trend.
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RMC Research/America First Policy Institute pollsters have shared a private poll with The Daily Caller. The pollsters surveyed 1,200 registered voters between August and October, and they estimated the margin of error at 2.8 percent.
In the poll, female respondents were asked to rank their most important issue… and they chose inflation more times more often than abortion.
54 percent of women called abortion a very important factor in their midterm decisions… but a whopping 74 percent of women said the same about inflation.
Before this poll, Democrat donors had been pouring money into abortion advocacy in an apparent attempt to court the female vote.
Women’s March — a nonprofit known for funneling dark money to Democrat candidates — used the term “Roevember” in a tweet about the midterm elections.
Yet, women have other concerns, too, according to this poll.
The pollsters have yet to share more information about their methodology. For example, they have yet to say whether they used voice recordings or live operators.
Still, another poll is also sounding the alarm for Democrats.
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Between Oct. 14 and 18, the liberal pollsters at NBC News interviewed 1,000 registered voters mostly through the phone. They estimated their margin of error at 3.1 percent.
They found record-high interest in these midterms.
NBC News reported:
The poll also found 70% of all registered voters expressing high interest in the election — either a “9” or a “10” on a 10-point scale — the highest percentage ever in the survey for a midterm election at this point.
“It’s an eye-popper” when you have a higher number now than in 2018, which set a turnout record for a midterm election, said [Bill] McInturff, the GOP pollster.
By party, however, 78% of Republicans have high interest in the midterms, compared with 69% of Democrats.
The 9-point GOP enthusiasm edge is up from September (when it was plus-3) and August (when it was plus-2).
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Inflation isn’t the only “eye-popping” number.
Take a look at Chuck Todd’s reaction on NBC News —
A new @NBCNews poll shows that there is record-high interest in the upcoming midterm elections. “Republicans are actually sitting at 78% when it comes to interest in this election, Democrats sitting at 69%.” – @ChuckTodd #SundayTODAY pic.twitter.com/0AFOMomRR2
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) October 23, 2022
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