Democrats are leading in the Michigan gubernatorial race, as a new poll finds abortion is the top issue voters are considering when deciding which candidate to vote for in November.
AARP/Fabrizio Ward & Impact Research conducted a poll that discovered abortion tied with inflation and rising prices as the most important issue to Michigan voters, both receiving 13%. The GOP voters were most concerned about inflation and the economy.
When asked what the most important issue is when considering who to vote for in the gubernatorial midterm election, abortion ranked the highest at 19%.
Abortion has grown as a key midterm issue over the past few months, after the Supreme Court ruled in June to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade precedent that protected abortion access for several decades.
Inflation and rising prices came in as the second most important issue, though it was the top most important to likely Republican voting Michiganders. Jobs and the economy were the third most important issues to voters when considering the two candidates for governor.
Inflation has remained high for several months, rising to 8.5% from the previous year in July. The gross domestic product (GDP) dropped for a second consecutive quarter from April-June, declaring that by definition the economy had entered a technical recession…. (Read more)