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Wisconsin Democrats believe climate change is a bigger concern than inflation or the economy, according to a new poll from a major middle state.
A new Marquette University poll on Wednesday found that a majority of Democratic voters in Wisconsin think climate is their top concern, receiving 79% of the vote. Inflation ranked as the sixth-most-concerning issue for Democrats, ranking lower than public schools, gun violence, and abortion rights.
Registered voters said they were more concerned about the climate than inflation, despite a 40-year high of 9.1% in June. Gross domestic product (GDP) fell for his second straight quarter in July after soaring prices for consumer goods and gas, pushing the economy into a technological recession.
Inflation was the top concern for 91% of Wisconsin Republicans and 67% of independents. Climate change ranked as the least concerned issue for Republicans.
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Democrats have prioritized the climate agenda ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, swiftly passing new climate and tax legislation titled the Reduce Inflation Act of 2022.
President Joe Biden has a 40% approval rating among registered voters and a 55% disapproval in Badger State. The president’s approval ratings are unchanged from the June poll.
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Democrat Lt. Gov. Mandela Burns has a 7-point lead in the Wisconsin Senate race with 51% approval, according to the survey, with 44% backing current Republican Senator Ron Johnson. The results show a sharp shift in registered voters in the state compared to her June poll, where Barnes had 46% of her support and Johnson had 44% of her support.
A spokesperson for Senate campaign Ron Johnson responded to the poll in an exclusive statement to Fox News Digital, saying: Lieutenant Governor Burns’ desire to fundamentally transform America and the state: more spending, higher inflation, getting criminals out of prison and raising taxes for the people.And Ron Johnson will win again.
The poll is the second poll this week to show Democratic senator candidates leading incumbent Republicans in the Senate race, with Rep. Val Demings (D. Florida) was found to have the upper hand in the Senate election. Senator Marco Rubio, against R-Fla.
In the Wisconsin gubernatorial race, polls show 45% of registered voters support Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and 43% support his Republican opponent Tim Michels. Independent candidate Joan Begliger got her 7% support.
Wisconsin’s primary election was held in early August, and the candidate with the most votes advanced to the midterm elections this fall.
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The Marquette University survey will be conducted August 10-15, 2022, with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.2 percentage points.