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Inflation Still Latinos’ First Concern, New Midterm Poll Finds

At a glance

  • A poll commissioned by National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund (NALEO) for the sixth year in a row reveals that inflation and the rising cost of living is still the primary concern for Hispanic Americans.
  • The tracking poll, which interviewed 400 Hispanic Americans nationwide from Sept. 2-11 found that 48% were most considered inflation and the spikes in living costs to be “the most important issues” they “want the Congress and the president to address.”
  • The next four issues of interest were almost evenly split and about half the rate with 28% expressing concern about abortion and reproductive rights issues, 25% on improving wages and creating jobs, 25% addressing mass shootings and firearms safety and 24% wanting officials to find ways to lower the costs of health care.

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