Inflation, Gas Prices, Bigger Issues Than Climate Change and COVID
Democrats and their presidential leader, Joe Biden, continue to sink in popularity at a rate almost as devastating as mainstream media numbers.
The latest figures on the pandemic show that only 32% of American voters now believe the worst is behind us. That’s down eight points from a week ago and 14 points from a month ago.
A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 40% now believe the worst is yet to come. These numbers reflect a significant increase in pessimism. It’s the first time in two months that more voters expressed the negative view rather than the positive option.
Perceptions about the pandemic have varied over time. When the lockdowns first began, a majority of voters believed the pandemic would end by Memorial Day 2020.
In 2021, optimism rose when the vaccines became available. By May, 56% believed the worst was behind us. However, confidence fell over the summer due to the Biden Administration, CDC, FDA and Anthony Fauci blunders. By July, 28% still believed the worst had already come and gone. Confidence began to grow again in early October before falling again in November.
Gasoline Prices vs. Climate Change
Forty percent (40%) of voters now believe that rising gas prices are a bigger problem than climate change. This is a growing concern for politicians who support expensive liberal Green Deal intiatives. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that only 29% take the opposite view and see climate change as the bigger problem. Twenty-eight percent (28%) are equally concerned about both and 3% are not sure.
🔹Most Republicans (60%) see rising gas prices as the bigger problem.
🔹A plurality of Democrats (44%) are more worried about climate change.
🔹Among independent voters, 37% cite rising gas prices as their top concern, while 27% say climate change.
Inflation Bigger Than COVID
The survey also found that 33% believe inflation is a bigger problem than COVID, while only 26% say COVID is a bigger problem. A plurality of voters (36%) see them as equally important.
A large majority, sixty-five percent (65%) of voters are more interested in economic issues than cultural issues. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 19% take the opposite view and 16% are not sure.
Most voters (55%) also believe that Republican politicians and activists are more interested in economic issues. Only 21% believe the GOP has more interest in cultural issues.
However, when it comes to Democratic politicians and activists, voters are almost evenly divided. Thirty-eight percent (38%) believe those in Biden’s party are more interested in cultural issues. Thirty-seven percent (37%) think economic issues are the top priority for Democrats.
Independent voters, by a 38% to 29% margin, tend to see Democrats as more interested in cultural issues. These unaffiliated voters see Republicans as primarily interested in economic issues by a 47% to 17% margin.
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