USA TODAY has gained exclusive access to focus groups in North Carolina, Nevada and Wisconsin. Inflation topped the concerns of voters who participated.
- Voters in three battleground states said inflation was a major concern in their daily lives.
- Focus group participants said canceling student debt could persuade them to vote for Democrats.
- Voters said they were hesitant to send US aid to Ukraine.
Six months before the midterm elections and fresh off the latest inflation report, voters in three battleground states are worried about the impact of inflation on their daily lives – a worrying sign for Democrats trying to retain control of Congress.
In the same week when March data showed US inflation hit a new 40-year high, voters in North Carolina, Wisconsin and Nevada said rising fuel costs, rent and groceries were critical issues that needed to be addressed, according to focus groups conducted. by Navigator Research, a progressive polling group, and GBAO, a progressive research company.