A new poll released on Wednesday shows that a majority of Michigan voters believe that the state is on the wrong track, an increase from September.
The survey initiated by the Detroit Regional Chamber demonstrated that 52.8 percent of voters do not support the direction of the state, compared to 31.7 percent who believe it is on the right track.
The high level of dissatisfaction is a five percent increase from a previous poll.
Furthermore, voters expressed economic concerns—specifically, revolving around inflation. According to the results, a staggering 89.9 percent of voters say they have some level of concern related to inflation. Of those individuals, 58.2 percent of respondents said they are very concerned about inflation.
“Two years into the global pandemic, the Chamber continues to go inside Michigan households and businesses to assess how voters feel about the state’s health, economy, and political situation,” said Sandy K. Baruah, president and chief executive officer of the Chamber. “The polling shows a growing disconnect between personal consumer behavior and concern over inflation. Voters, while confident of their own job security and finances, are pessimistic about the overall state of the economy in large part due to inflation, which many have never experienced in their lifetimes.”
The issues are likely to hurt the electoral chances of Democrats across the state, as political pundits and elected leaders have tied the rise in the cost of goods to President Joe Biden’s agenda.
“Contrary to President Biden’s laughable claim that BBB costs zero dollars, this reckless legislation will add hundreds of billions of dollars to the national debt while driving inflation even higher. It’s astounding that Speaker Pelosi wants to hand hard-earned taxpayer dollars to the richest Americans by raising the SALT deduction cap,” said Congressman Peter Meijer (R-MI-03) when the House passed the Build Back Better Act.
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