Election: Voters Are Deeply Discouraged about America

(RightIsRight.co) – Most Americans are growing demoralized and highly discouraged about the state and future of the United States, a national survey that polled nearly 100,000 voters has shown.

The poll found that inflation and worries about threats to the US democracy were the “two leading factors” in the November 8 midterm elections – but it also indicates more profound disillusionment about America’s direction.

The above conclusions come from the 2022 election VoteCast survey carried out by NORC (“National Opinion Research Center”) at the University of Chicago for the Associated Press, among more than 90,000 nationwide.

“Since the 2018 election, voters have become increasingly demoralized as the country’s political divisions have hardened. Roughly three-quarters say the country is headed in the wrong direction. That figure is higher than it was in VoteCast surveys of voters in 2018 and 2020,” the Associated Press wrote.

The survey found that half of all US voters had inflation as their primary consideration for the 2022 midterm elections, while 44% were concerned the most about the future of democracy.

One-third of those polled said their families were “falling behind financially” because of inflation, double the percentage who said the same during the 2020 election.

Another third of the respondents in the 2022 VoteCast survey said they weren’t sure they would be able to keep up with expenses.

Nearly half of all voters emphasized food prices as their most significant consideration compared with the spiking costs of gas, healthcare, and housing.

The poll found US voters are roughly evenly split on President Joe Biden’s blame for inflation, with one half saying his policies caused it and the other claiming factors beyond his control caused it.

According to the AP VoteCast survey, some 70% of the US voters said the June 2022 ruling of the US Supreme Court, which made abortion a state issue by overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, played an essential role in their decision on whom to support in the midterms.

The poll results showed about 60% of Americans were “angry” over the reversal of Roe v. Wade, while about 40% were “pleased” with that development.

Roughly 60% of the respondents said they favor a federal law guaranteeing nationwide abortion access.

More than half of those surveyed described crime as a crucial factor for their midterm vote, and roughly half said President Biden’s administration has caused America to be “less safe” from crime.

About half of the poll participants said they knew well in advance who they would vote for in the midterms, roughly one-third said they made up their minds during the election campaign, and about 10% said they decided over the past few days.

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