The issues most important to American voters haven’t changed all year; inflation and violent crime are the top two concerns.
This is according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey.
Polling found that 85% of likely U.S. voters are at least "somewhat concerned" about inflation, including 57% who are "very concerned." That’s almost unchanged since May.
While concerns about abortion rights have increased since the Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, most voters are still more worried about crime.
Eighty-six percent (86%) of voters are at least "somewhat concerned" about violent crime, including 61% who are "very concerned."
Seventy percent (70%) of voters are at least somewhat concerned about abortion rights, including 50% who are "very concerned."
While 67% of Democrats are "very concerned" about abortion rights, that sentiment is shared by only 38% of Republicans and 45% of voters not affiliated with either major party.
By comparison, majorities of all political categories – 73% of Republicans, 50% of Democrats and 62% of unaffiliated voters – are "very concerned" about violent crime.
To see survey question wording, click here.