Inflation is a top concern for voters, new polling shows.
Rasmussen Reports released new polling data which shows that only 11% of voters are not concerned about rising prices.
“With the midterm elections now less than a month away, inflation is still the issue voters are most concerned about,” Rasmussen said. “The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 89% of Likely U.S. voters are concerned about inflation, including 64% who are Very Concerned. Just 11% aren’t concerned about the issue.”
The poll comes as new inflation data this week showed producer and consumer prices both rose 0.4% in September, continuing the trend of soaring prices since President Joe Biden took office.
In fact, consumer prices have risen 8.2% in the last year. Grocery prices in particular have soared, with the “food at home” index increasing 13% in the last year.
“Increases in the shelter, food, and medical care indexes were the largest of many contributors to the monthly seasonally adjusted all items increase,” the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said. “These increases were partly offset by a 4.9-percent decline in the gasoline index. The food index continued to rise, increasing 0.8 percent over the month as the food at home index rose 0.7 percent. The energy index fell 2.1 percent over
the month as the gasoline index declined, but the natural gas and electricity indexes increased.”