As we had into 2022 midterm season, Americans are not thinking about COVID as much as they were two years ago.
New polling indicates that most Americans are more concerned about the economy and inflation.
This is terrible news for Biden and the Democrats because they have done next to nothing to deal with these issues and people know it.
The Daily Wire reports:
AP Poll: Economy, Inflation Americans’ Top Concerns, COVID-19 Takes Back Seat As Midterms Approach
A new poll finds that Americans’ political priorities have shifted away from COVID-19 related concerns and toward the economy, as the 2022 midterms begin in earnest.
The poll, conducted by the Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, found that just 37% of Americans named the COVID-19 pandemic as one of the top 5 priorities they want the federal government to address in 2022, a steep drop from the 53% who named it a priority at the beginning of 2021.
By contrast, nearly twice as many voters saw the economy as a top concern, with 68% of respondents naming the economy as a priority. AP reported that number was about the same as last year, but anxiety about inflation has sharply risen — 14% of voters listed inflation as a priority concern, up from less than 1% in 2021. The cost of living also rose sharply as a priority, up to 24% from 12% last year.
AP notes that the poll was conducted in December before concerns about the Omicron variant took hold, but respondents, including self-identified Democrats, said in follow-up interviews that Omicron did not impact their considerations.
Republicans are already talking about the economy and inflation as political issues, which is smart.
It’s almost like Joe Biden is intentionally ignoring the problems regular people actually care about.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) January 11, 2022
If only Joe Biden cared as much about stopping inflation as he does about lying about voter ID laws.
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) January 11, 2022
To help alleviate the burden of inflation on Florida families, I am proposing a $1 billion gas tax holiday to help reduce prices at the pump.
If Washington, D.C., won’t change course, then we have a responsibility to step up on behalf of Floridians. pic.twitter.com/F0S6QBLGHB
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) January 11, 2022
Meanwhile, Democrats are wasting their time pushing their sham voting bill.