Almost 60% of Americans believe a Democrat-controlled Congress following the 2022 midterm elections will further hurt the American economy, according to a Monday poll.
Of 1,079 respondents, 58.9% believe a Democrat-controlled Congress would hurt the economy compared to 41.1% who think it would improve the economy, according to a Trafalgar Group/Convention of States Action poll. Broken down between party lines, 95.6% of Republicans, 66.5% of Independents and 12.4% of Democrats believe the economy is destined to get worse if Democrats take control.
“The data is clear – the American people are keenly aware that progressive policies spell disaster for the economy. The voters are seeing the consequences in real time, with reckless White House spending bills such as the poorly named ‘Inflation Reduction Act’ as well as the Biden administration’s hostile policies against American energy rearing their ugly heads. If this continues, how much worse could it get?” Mark Meckler, president of the Convention of States, said in a press release.
Americans have seen price increases at the pump, rental and mortgage payment spikes and the cost of food steadily rise, leaving many families spending a majority of their income on essential items.
The poll respondents were 39.3% Democrat, 35.6% Republican and 25.1% Independent, with women representing more than half of the respondents at 53.3% to 46.7%, respectively, the poll reported. Divided by race, 76.7% of Asian respondents, 61.5% of White respondents, 55.1% of Hispanic respondents and 37.1% of Black respondents believe a Democrat-controlled Congress would hurt the American economy.
The poll was conducted from Oct. 8 to Oct. 11 with a margin of error of 2.9%.
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