House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday on MSNBC that she didn’t “subscribe” to the idea that voters don’t trust Democrats on the economy.
Republicans “don’t have a solution to inflation,” she said.
Americans in both parties have shown record-high interest in this midterm election, according to an NBC News poll released on Sunday: 70 percent of registered voters expressed interest in the upcoming election as a “9” or “10” on a 10-point scale, the poll said — the highest NBC has recorded in a midterm survey at this time of year.
Republicans showed more enthusiasm, with 78 percent showing a high interest, compared with 69 percent of Democrats.
In the ABC poll, Republicans were within the margin of error on the issue of handling immigration, with 35 percent of Americans saying they trusted them more, compared with 32 percent favoring Democrats.
The president’s party typically loses congressional seats in the midterm elections, though some polling showed Democrats closing in on Republicans’ lead earlier in the cycle, especially over the summer.
The ABC News/Ipsos poll was conducted Oct. 21-22 in English and Spanish, among a random national sample of 686 adults. It had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
The NBC News poll was conducted among 1,000 registered voters Oct. 14-18. It had an overall margin of sampling error of 3.1 points, and a margin of sampling error among likely voters of plus or minus 3.47 points.