With only 18 months to the Election, it is evident that
voters have many major issues to consider before voting for candidates
for Congress, the Senate and the Presidency.|
The biggest concern expressed by Americans is the economy and inflation. With all the increases in prices and cost of food, gas, rent, credit card interest and more, many are having to tighten their spending and shop more prudently. There is also major concerns for job security and the fear of an economic recession or worse.
According to recent Gallup Polls the average person rates the economy as the number one issue today and 72 % believe the Economic Outlook will get worse. 42 % of people believe that Job Confidence is poor.
The recent Bank failures of Silicon Valley Bank and First Republic Bank have created an uneasiness for Americans as well as the financial sector as a whole.There were several runs on the banks by customers seeking to withdraw and protect their savings.
FOREIGN POLICY & WAR
"War what is it good for? Absolutely nothing!" was a song released in 1970 by Edwin Starr. Today many people around the world are concerned that the war in Ukraine may escalate to a nuclear level or may expand to other European countries. As well, Americans question the stability or lack of it of Vladimir Putin. The war may drag on for years with countless deaths and atrocities and a burden upon America.
In Asia, Chinese President Xi has repeatedly stated his goal is to have democratic Taiwan under the control of Communist China. An attack on Taiwan would present a major challenge to the USA since America is already funding the Ukraine with $170 Billion in military supplies.
Gallup shows that Americans' most recent favorable rating of China is the worst Gallup has measured, at only 15%, while 77% view Taiwan positively. Americans need to know where the candidates for the 2024 election stand on the issue of China versus Taiwan and what is their Foreign Policy worldwide.
CRIME and SAFETY
Americans say there is more crime in their local area than there was a year ago. The 56% of U.S. adults who report an increase in crime where they live marks a five percentage point increase since last year and is the highest by two points in Gallup's polls dating back to 1972.
Public perceptions of an increase in crime at the national level have also edged up since last year. 78% say there is now more crime in the U.S. This is tied with the 2020 results. The record high was 89% in 1992, when crime rates soared in the U.S.
The majority of crime increases can be attributed and found in major urban cities such as New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Detroit and Portland. The defund the police movement has impacted staffing of police in these cities leading to early retirements of officers. This has lead to substandard levels of police resources.
IMMIGRATION & BORDER SECURITY
Americans are showing an increased concern about Immigration to the U.S. With 28% of Americans being satisfied with immigration the majority of 63% are very dissatisfied. Most of the dissatisfied group (64%, equivalent to 40% of U.S. adults) say they want immigration decreased. Far fewer, 8% of Americans, are dissatisfied because they want it increased, while the remaining 15% are dissatisfied but want the level to remain the same or are unsure.
A NPR poll finds that more than half of Americans see an 'invasion' at the southern border. The border situation has allowed the Mexican cartels to shake down migrants for payments, an increase in drug smuggling especially fentanyl. It is estimated that there have been 100,000 overdose deaths in the U.S. due to fentynel. The cartels have reportedly committed sex crimes against young female migrants which is incomprehensible.
The border is a major concern to Americans since Title 42 is expected to expire today and will further add to and exasperate the border and immigration problems.
Copyright May 15 2023 Kris Kaszuba, SDPD Media Pass since 2016
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