(PatriotWise.com)- A recent survey indicates that voter confidence in the Republican Party’s handling of the economy is enough to give the GOP an edge in the upcoming midterm elections.
According to a national survey conducted by the Winston Group/Winning the Issues, not only is the economy the top issue among voters, but they also trust Republicans more than Democrats when it comes to addressing economic issues.
In the overall generic congressional ballot, the survey found Republicans are leading Democrats 46 percent to 44 percent. And while that is a narrow lead, when broken down by the issues, Republicans are significantly favored.
A plurality of respondents, 27 percent, rated the economy as the most important issue for them today. Healthcare came in a distant second at 11 percent, followed closely by immigration at 8 percent.
On top of that, 50 percent of respondents say the country’s economy is headed in the wrong direction, while only 38 percent say the economy is on the right track.
When asked which party would be better at dealing with gas prices, Republicans had a nine-point advantage over Democrats, 45 percent to 36 percent.
On jobs, respondents favored Republicans 45 percent to 41 percent. Republicans also led on taxes (45 percent to 39 percent).
But when it comes to dealing with high inflation, Republicans had a double-digit lead over Democrats. The survey found respondents had far more confidence in the Republican Party’s ability to address inflation, 46 percent, compared to Democrats’ 34 percent.
Likewise, respondents favored Republicans over Democrats when it came to the issue of crime (45 percent to 35 percent).
There was one puzzling item in the Winston Group/Winning the Issues survey, however. Unlike every other poll that shows President Biden’s approval rating underwater, this poll shows him with a net approval of 2 points, with 46 percent of respondents approving of the job Biden is doing and only 44 percent disapproving.
Republicans are poised to take back the House and have a good chance of regaining the Senate in the upcoming Midterms. And while there are many issues Republicans can run on, this survey indicates running on the economy might be all they need.