Cost of living, economy still dominate Americans minds despite Roe leak: Poll

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The cost of living and the economy are the most important issues for Americans ahead of this year's midterm election, still outpacing abortion despite the leak of a draft majority of opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade.

Twenty-two percent of Americans ranked cost of living as the most important issue to them as the midterms near, with jobs and the economy coming in second place at 18%, according to the results of an NBC News poll released Sunday.

The poll is a potentially worrying sign for President Biden, who has scored low approval numbers in both categories. Only 33% of those polled approve of the president's handling of the economy, while just 23% approve of Biden's handling of the cost of living.

The two top issues have remained unchanged since the last NBC News poll in March, despite some speculation that the leaked draft ruling potentially overturning Roe would lead to a boost for Democrats ahead of the election. Abortion did see a bounce in those that indicated it is the most important issue to them, but s... (Read more)