According to the newest Gallup Poll, the economy appears to be the main issue on the minds of U.S. registered voters. The poll showed that 49 percent said the economy was a key issue they would take into consideration before voting for Congress. Other issues that appeared to be on the forefront of people’s minds included abortion, 42 percent, and crime, 40 percent.
Following the overturning of Roe v. Wade, abortion rights and access have become central issues that Democrats are focusing on. This appears to also be a key issue for female voters. Republicans on the other hand have focused more on crime.
Other important issues according to the Gallup poll include, gun policy and migration which around 38 and 37 percent of voters respectively have said they will consider ahead of the elections.
Only around 31 percent have said that relations with Russia would influence their vote, while around 26 percent noted that climate change would affect their votes.
The ranking appears to have remained the same since June with a few exceptions. Gun policy which following the Uvalde school shooting had been important to 55 percent of voters has now dropped and only 17 percent of voters still view it as an important issue.
Republicans and Democrats have also been focusing on different issues ahead of the election. Republicans have placed their attention on the economy, immigration, and crime, while Democrats have mainly focused on abortion access, climate change, and gun policy.