: Abortion jumps in importance as midterm-election issue, vying with economy in new poll

United States

The issue of abortion has jumped in importance for Americans as midterm elections approach in November, vying with the economy for voters’ top issue in a new poll in the wake of a leaked Supreme Court opinion suggesting the landmark Roe v. Wade decision will be overturned.

A new survey from Monmouth University showed 25% of adults saying abortion was their top issue when voting in congressional elections, up from 9% in 2018. The economy was just slightly ahead, with 26% saying it was their most important consideration.