House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has dismissed recent polls that show rising crime and rising prices are the biggest problems for voters this November.
a New York Times and Siena University Poll Data released on Monday showed the economy and inflation were the most important issues for a total of 44% of voters. Shift to the Republican Party Just three weeks before Election Day.
The Speaker of the House didn’t have it when MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell cited the poll in an interview with Pelosi (Democrat, Calif.) on Tuesday.
“I disagree with a lot of what you said,” Pelosi said. one of the wealthiest members of parliamentsaid to Mitchell. “I think the New York Times poll is an outlier poll.”
Speakers relented when Mitchell countered that “Real Clear Politics averages show similar problems.”
“No, but it was a lower average, an outlier,” Pelosi argued. “It wasn’t a very large sample. So I dismiss it.”
Pelosi went on to argue that abortion is one of the top issues in the midterm elections, based on her observation that she has “visited five states in a week” since Congress adjourned at the end of September. .
“I would say that women’s concerns about freedom are still very important in terms of how they vote,” she said.
In contrast to the pocketbook issue, abortion was the biggest issue for just 5% of voters in Times and Siena polls, with just 8% of voters identifying as Democrats.
Similarly, CNN poll released last week 93% of voters indicated that the economy was “very” or “very important” in determining their votes. A relatively small 75% say the same about abortion.
A Monmouth University poll released earlier this month found similar results, with 82% saying inflation was a “very” or “very” important issue, and the same for abortion. Only 56% responded.
Despite the daunting data, Democrats are using the Supreme Court’s June ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade to see Republicans as extreme abortionists.
At Tuesday’s election event, President Biden pledged to codify abortion rights into federal law if Democrats retain control of the House and Senate in January.
“I want to remind you of how we felt when 50 years of constitutional precedent was overthrown,” Biden said in a speech at Washington’s Howard Theater, adding “anger, worry and disbelief.” Told.
With Republicans strongly backing winning the House on at least November 8, that is likely to be an empty promise. died in the Senate After failing to get a single Republican vote.