A recent poll, according to former New Jersey governor Chris Christie, “spells bad news” for President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party ahead of the upcoming midterm elections in November.
An ABC News/Washington Post poll conducted on Sunday found that 39% of respondents approved of Biden’s job performance, while 53% disapproved. Additionally, only 36% of respondents agreed with Biden’s handling of the economy, compared to 57% who disagreed and 74% who said it was “poor.” On ABC News’ “Powerhouse Panel,” Christie stated, “This is all bad news for the Dems in that survey, and I’ll tell you, I was speaking to a family farmer this week, just to emphasize what we have to look forward to.” He claimed that since Biden took office, his farm’s diesel fuel expenses had increased by 222%, while his nitrogen expenditures have increased by 262%.
“It will also negatively affect us in supermarkets across the nation,” he continued, “which is worse for them and their ability to generate money. This data indicates that this is far from being over. Individuals are feeling it and will vote accordingly, which is bad for the Dems.”
The poll also revealed that when it came to being trusted to manage the economy, inflation, and crime, Republicans enjoyed double-digit advantages over Democrats.
Christie also stated that while the economy will probably be the main issue in November, abortion may serve as a driving force for Americans to cast their ballots.
“The economy is the top concern for 84% of people, so let’s talk about the abortion issue,” Christie stated. “Only 62% of respondents mention abortion, and when you look deeper into the data and examine some of the cross-tabs on this, our poll reveals that pro-lifers are more motivated by the abortion debate to cast their ballots in these midterm elections than pro-choicers are.”
In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and upheld a Mississippi law that bans abortions beyond the 15th week of pregnancy.
Among 1,006 American adults, the ABC News/Washington Post poll was conducted between September 18 and 21. Its margin of error was 3.5 percentage points.