In political news, people often talk about the left and the right, but it is the people in the middle who often decide elections.
According to new polling, Independent voters in key states are far more in line with Republicans than Biden and Democrats.
This will likely have a large inpact on the 2022 midterm elections.
FOX News reports:
Independents in key battle ground states far more aligned with Republicans than Democrats
With less than two months until the highly anticipated midterm elections, independents in key battleground states appear to be far more aligned with Republicans than Democrats, according to several recent statewide polls.
On Tuesday, the Consumer Price Index report revealed that the annual inflation rate rose to 8.3% in August. In June, the number hit a 40-year-high of 9.1%, but lightened slightly in July to 8.1% before seeing another spike later in the summer. Inflation appears to be on the rise and is a top concern to most Independent and GOP voters nationwide, but polls indicated Democrats do not see it the same way.
Registered voters in Georgia were asked what they believed were the most urgent issues currently facing the state. A Quinnipiac University poll conducted from Sept. 8-12 with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.7 percentage points found that inflation was of top concern to both independents (43%) and Republicans (73%). However, despite the economic recession, inflation was only the issue of most concern to 8% of Democrats, ranking under election laws and racial inequality.
Pennsylvania is one of the most closely watched races this election cycle, with Democratic Lt. Gov. John Fetterman and Republican nominee Dr. Mehmet Oz fighting for the state’s open Senate seat.
In the battleground state, a CBS News/YouGov poll, conducted Sept. 6-12 with a margin of error of 3.8 percentage points, suggests the economy is very important to 80% of Independent voters and 94% of Republicans, while only to 66% of Democrats ranked it as an important issue — less than the 74% of Democratic voters who said gun policy was an important issue facing the nation.
People care about inflation, the economy and crime, mostly.
Democrats are focused on other issues that they care about more than anyone else.