Poll Finds Inflation and Abortion Among the Top Issues for Ohioans

According to a Marist Ohio Poll conducted October 17 through October 20, 46 percent of Ohio adults say inflation is the issue that is top of mind this election season. Following that concern is preserving democracy at 20 percent, abortion at 18 percent, health care at 6 percent, crime at 4 percent, and immigration at 4 percent.

The poll found that inflation is the key voting issue for Republicans at 62 percent and independents at 53 percent. Among Democrats, abortion at 34 percent is at the top of the list with only 22 percent of Democrats most concerned about inflation.

Democratic candidate Ryan has said that his primary concern is getting Ohioans back in the workforce to bring down inflation despite the fact that his party’s biggest concern in this election, according to the Marist Poll, is abortion.

“Putting people back to work continues to be my number one priority as a member of Congress,” Ryan said.

Although Ryan says he wants to prioritize reducing inflation and increasing jobs, his voting history – his support for the Democratic Inflation Reduction Act – says otherwise. Ryan’s vote was in favor of raising taxes by $16.7 billion on Americans earning less than $200,000. according to a study from the nonpartisan Joint Committee. Additionally, the bill removed 27,000 job opportunities, according to a study from the Tax Foundation.

In regard to abortion – the primary concern for Democratic voters this election, according to the Marist Poll – interviewers have asked Ryan multiple times if there should be any restrictions on abortions and he has refused to answer.

Vance’s priorities are in alignment with his party’s goals as he highlights minimizing inflation as his top objective in his political platform.

“The result of needless spending is runaway inflation, which has made it harder for normal Americans to afford basic necessities. It’s time to get this inflation under control,” Vance said.

According to the Marist Poll, Vance currently holds the lead at 46 percent, with Ryan at 45 percent, closely behind among registered voters statewide. This is unchanged from a similar Marist Ohio Poll in September. Among those who say they definitely plan to vote, Vance and Ryan are tied at 47 percent each.

Among independent voters, Vance at 41 percent and Ryan at 41 percent are also tied. A notable 16 percent of independents say that they don’t know which way they will vote.

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Hannah Poling is a lead reporter at The Ohio Star and The Star News Network. Follow Hannah on Twitter @HannahPoling1. Email tips to [email protected]
Photo “Election” by Edmond Dantès.


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