House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said that the polls that want the Democrats to be losing the upcoming midterm elections are wrong and that her party is “in great shape” ahead of the election.
During an interview with Punchbowl News Pelosi responded to the recent polls by The New York Times and Associated Press which showed that Republicans had gained a large number of voters ahead of the election. The polls also indicated that the economy and inflation continued to be a key issue for most voters who trusted that the Republicans would do a better job than the Democrats.
Pelosi said that while inflation is an issue, it is a global issue. She also noted that the Republicans did not actually have a plan to curb inflation. She continued by saying that it is natural for inflation to go up as unemployment is dropping and under President Biden, unemployment has been effectively halved. She also said that inflation is not as bad in the United States as it is in other countries and this is something they will need to heavily focus on in the next three weeks ahead of the election.
Pelosi also continued by saying that abortions are a key issue that is bound to have an impact in the election, despite voters saying that the topic is not as important to them in the upcoming election.
Monday’s NYT poll showed that 26 percent of voters believed the economy to be the most important issue. In second place was inflation and cost of living with 18percent of voters. And in third place, tied were abortion and immigration with 5 percent each. Crime only appeared to be in the top five concerns for around 3 percent of voters.