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Voters Like Police Funding, US Oil Production Expansion: Poll

With midterm elections looming and control of Congress looming, most registered voters say they are more likely to support candidates promoting police funding, expanding domestic oil and gas production and the $1.2 trillion Support President Biden’s infrastructure spending bill, a new poll showed Wednesday.

Registered voters were asked in the NBC News poll about 15 characteristics and issues that would make candidates more or less likely to get their ballot in November.

Three-quarters of voters said they would be more likely to support a candidate who wants to increase funding for law enforcement, the top-performing issue in the poll.

It was followed by expanding domestic oil and gas exploration (69% more likely to vote), the Infrastructure Act (63%), and reducing health care and prescription drug costs (62%).

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According to the poll, three-quarters of voters support an increase in funding for the police.
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More than half of voters (56%) said they would be more likely to vote for a candidate who supports the maintenance of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision guaranteeing a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion. Likewise, 58% of voters said they would be less likely to vote for a candidate who supports overturning the verdict.

On the other hand, 73% of voters said they would be less likely to support a candidate who wants to disappoint the police, while just 17% say they would be more likely to vote for that person.

A multitude of voters also say they are less likely to vote for candidates led by progressive Lightning Rod Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (39%), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (48%), GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia (34%) or Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (39%).

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Democrats were the most supportive of candidates seeking to reduce health care costs, backing Roe v. Calf.
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Almost half of voters (47%) say they are less likely to vote for a candidate backed by former President Donald Trump, while 42% say the same about a Biden-backed candidate.

More than half of voters (54%) also say they are less likely to vote for a candidate who believes Trump won the 2020 presidential election.

Exactly half of voters say they are more likely to vote for someone who says the US should do more to help Ukraine in its war against Russia, including supplying more weapons.

Among Republicans, 99% say they are more likely to vote for a candidate who wants to fund police, 94% say the same for those who want to expand oil production, and 72% are more likely to vote for a Trump-backed candidate.

The most popular candidates among Democrats are those supporting health care cost reductions (95%), Roe v. Support Wade (90%) and the infrastructure plan (87%).

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54 percent of voters are less likely to vote for a candidate who believes former President Donald Trump won the 2020 election.
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The poll polled 790 registered voters between March 18 and 22 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.49 percentage points.

https://nypost.com/2022/03/30/voters-like-funding-the-police-expanding-us-oil-production-poll/ Voters Like Police Funding, US Oil Production Expansion: Poll

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