Medicare Negotiation, Tackling Price Gouging, Taxing the Wealthy Seen as Effective to Fight Inflation
Biden and Democrats are more trusted to be on the side of working people and look out for “people like me” than Republicans, though Republicans are more trusted on inflation; neither party has a trust advantage on jobs and the economy. Biden and Democrats’ new economic plan remains popular and is especially popular when a policy to cap the cost of insulin is included. Americans agree more with fighting price gouging than reducing the federal deficit as an approach to bringing down costs; other top anti-inflation policies include lowering prescription drug costs and raising taxes on the rich.
Texas: Majority oppose banning abortion; 66% support gun red flag laws; Gov. Abbott leads O’Rourke by 6 points
Jim Henson & Joshua Blank, University of Texas at Austin
A new University of Texas/Texas Politics Project Poll finds 15% of Texans expressing support for a complete ban on abortion access in polling conducted primarily in the week prior to the U.S. Supreme Court’s announcement of its landmark opinion overturning Roe v. Wade. While 37% of Texas voters say that they support "trigger law" that would ban abortion in most cases in Texas in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling, no more than 36% would foreclose all access to legal abortion across a range of circumstances.
Hawaii: Civil Beat/HNN poll shows Green with commanding lead in Democratic race for governor
Hawaii News Now
Lt. Gov. Josh Green continues to enjoy a commanding lead in the Democratic primary race for governor, while Congressman Kai Kahele and businesswoman Vicky Cayetano are in a distant second and third place, respectively. That’s according to the results of a new Honolulu Civil Beat/Hawaii News Now poll.
High Courts, High Stakes: 2022’s top state supreme court races
Louis Jacobson, Sabato’s Crystal Ball
About two-thirds of the states have some type of state supreme court election on the ballot this year, but as of now, 8 states stand out as the likeliest to have at least one genuinely competitive race this fall: North Carolina, Ohio, Illinois, Montana, Michigan, Kentucky, New Mexico, and Arkansas.
Can Democrats’ advantage with younger Americans survive Joe Biden?
Philip Bump, Washington Post
Polling shows a disconnect between views of the president and support for the party.
Why Democratic Appeals To The 'Working Class' Are Unlikely to Work
Monica Potts, FiveThirtyEight
What’s clear from the two parties’ approaches is that Republicans mainly think of the working class as a cultural and racial identity, and not an economic one. Democrats, to be sure, are also leaning into a cultural appeal when they pitch themselves to working-class voters — primarily a populist appeal bent on uniting the working class against corporate greed — but it is still rooted more in economics than any national culture-war issue.
Abortion politics complicate Republican midterm message to voters
Alex Seitz-Wald & Jonathan Allen, NBC News
For months, all signs have been pointing to a landslide victory in November for Republicans. But some in the GOP now worry that even if they retake the House and make overall gains, abortion politics could cost them a handful of key races — and with a 50-50 Senate, every race matters.
Democrats frustrated by party’s response to abortion ruling
Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press
As Sen. Michael Bennet sought to encourage a small crowd of fellow Democrats not to give up the fight for abortion rights, Maryah Lauer stepped forward, bullhorn in hand, to exhort him to do more. “Do you support ending the filibuster and expanding the court?” the 28-year-old called out from a quartet of fellow activists. “The Democrats are not doing enough.” The confrontation was a sign of the frustration among many Democrats after the Supreme Court’s decision last month to strip women of the constitutional right to abortion.
Do Democrats Have A Chance in November?
Michael A. Cohen, Truth and Consequences
Historically, they shouldn't but the data points suggesting otherwise are getting more and more difficult to ignore.
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