As a new Congress takes power on Tuesday, a poll of the American public shows that economic issues continue to rank above other policy areas.
The midterm elections saw Republicans narrowly clinch control of the House of Representatives as Democrats gained one seat in the Senate, breaking the federal trifecta that allowed President Joe Biden to enact much of his legislative agenda during the first two years of his administration. Over the past six months, Americans have increased their focus on the overall economy while seeing inflationary pressures as less of a threat, according to a poll from the Associated Press and the University of Chicago’s National Opinion Research Center.
The poll was conducted among 1,124 American adults from December 1-5 and had a margin of error of 3.8%.
Roughly 31% of respondents said in December 2022 that they would like to see the federal government tackle economic issues in the coming year, marking an increase from 24% in June 2022. Read more…