About 100 million voters are going to vote in the midterm elections, but many of these voters are worried about the direction the country is heading in.
According to a joint survey conducted by AP and Norc, the number of dissatisfied voters has increased to 85%, including both Republicans and Democrats.
Many fear that if the Republicans take over both houses, nothing will happen, the people’s voice will be silenced, and the people will no longer prioritize democracy, which will be discouraging, says Karen Kemp-Prosterman, who hails from a mixed-race family and is a democratic party supporter. She says that ensuring voting rights and inflation are the major issues.
Tracy Ries, a republican from Minnesota, says that inflation and the current state of the economy are the current issues to deal with. She says that all the candidates are terrible choices to vote for, that the country is too divided, that there are many crazy supporters on both sides, that riots could occur if any of the candidates failed to procure a seat, and that the American people will not get a break till the 2024 presidential elections.
Jack Pribble, a young democrat, said that there will be a long-term pushback if both chambers are taken over by the republicans and said that as a gay man, the recent banning of abortion is one of the signs of how regressive American politics are going to be.
He further commented that his sister, who is in her early 20s, and most of his friends are women, but the country’s head is a 70-year-old man who cannot say what women should do with their bodies, that his father was a surgeon, and that if a doctor did an abortion, they would be prosecuted, and that he is not sure that the Democrats will win the election.
Mike Bales, an evangelical Christian, and a conservative Republican say that the Bible has the biggest influence on him and that, due to inflation, he cannot buy his favorite foods.
He says that the worst thing that can happen to the country is that the Democrats will be in power, which can increase crime along the southern border. If the Democrats win both houses in the elections, there will be a great depression and a massive food shortage.
Republicans, he says, are raising real issues such as inflation, increasing fuel prices, high crime rates, border security, and the indoctrination of children in schools. He says that the Democrats, instead of focusing on real issues, are focusing on gun control, transgender rights, abortion access, etc.