Last week, a leaked Supreme Court draft judgment indicated that abortion may once again become a state issue rather than a federal one. For women, the prospective ruling appears to be less important than Biden’s disastrous economy.
Women in Phoenix’s northern suburbs are said to be more concerned with President Biden’s failing economy than abortion as the November midterm election approaches.
“It’s the economy and jobs,” Laura Wilson told Reuters on Monday, referring to the economy taking precedence over abortion. Wilson also chastised Biden for 40-year-high inflation, which will cost American families an extra $5,200 in 2022.
Before the November elections, Reuters polled 21 women to find out which problem was more important to them: inflation or abortion.
.@Reuters interviewed 21 women in a contested electoral area in the northern suburbs of Phoenix after news of the Supreme Court draft ruling broke. Most of the women said inflation, not abortion, was the galvanizing issue for them https://t.co/ThvJiV2j5s pic.twitter.com/tfOIhwJvms
— Reuters (@Reuters) May 9, 2022
According to Reuters, “most of the women said inflation, not abortion, was the galvanizing issue for them.” “Five declared themselves pro-life and Republican, while 16 declared themselves pro-choice. Just two of the 16 said the issue would be their top priority if they voted in November.”
As per political pundits, the economy will be the most important topic in November. “The biggest issue is still inflation and the economy,” political analyst Stu Rothenberg also told Reuters.
Polling confirms that the economy will be the most important issue in 2022. According to a CNN study, the economy is the main source of concern for Americans. Only 2% of Americans said Biden’s economy was “very good.” The percentage of people who believe Biden’s economy is bad has risen to 77%, the most in a decade.
Many people are skeptical of Biden’s economic strategy, which includes massive spending to stave off a recession. According to a CNN poll, 73% think Biden is doing too little to solve the present economic situation. Only about a quarter of those polled thought Biden was doing exactly the “right amount.”
To combat inflation, the Federal Reserve issued a half-point interest rate hike last week. In more than two decades, the Fed has not lifted interest rates to this extent.