DENVER (KDVR) — Two issues are sending Coloradans to polls more than any others, according to a FOX31/Channel 2/Emerson College/The Hill poll.
The economy is the top issue. Nearly 36% of respondents said the economy is the most important issue determining how they will vote in November. Abortion access is the second most important issue, with 22% of voters listing it as their most important factor.
Democrats are the only party affiliation in which abortion access is more important than the economy, with 42% of Democrats listing it as their top issue. Only 22% said the economy is.
Republicans and unaffiliated voters both think the economy is most important, including 49% of Republicans and 38% of unaffiliated voters. In contrast to Democrats, only 3% of Republicans think abortion access is the top issue and 20% of independents.
For all but one racial and ethnic group, voters also list the economy as their top concern.
Among Colorado’s Black voters, slightly more list abortion as the top issue (28%) than the economy (25%). For all others, the economy is more important. Among Asian Americans or Pacific Islanders, only 10% list abortion as a top concern.
Among Colorado’s women, the economy also outranks abortion. Abortion is listed as the most important issue for 27% of women, while 32% list the economy.