Sanders: Dems should push economic message, not just focus on abortion


with the midterm elections Just 16 days later, Senator Bernie Sanders said Sunday that Democrats should push an economic message that addresses working-class struggles amid high inflation rather than focusing primarily on the abortion issue.

Sanders, I-Vt. , messages Democrats going into the midterm elections during his appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“I think what the Democrats have said is, ‘We’re going to stand up to the workers, we’re ready to take on the drug companies, we’re ready to deal with the insurance companies, and we’re going to create an economy that works,'” Sanders said.

He continued, “Is the issue of abortion important? Yes.” “But we also have to focus on the workers’ struggle to put food on their table.”

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Sanders said Democrats’ messaging should push toward economic issues and how the party can solve them rather than just abortion.
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Democrats have largely made abortion a focus of their midterm campaigns after The Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade in June.

However, recent polls show that while abortion is still a major issue, many do not consider it the most important issue facing the country.

A survey of 1,000 registered Latin voters conducted by NBC News and Telemundo earlier this month found just that. 5% believe in abortion It is “the most important issue facing the country”.

In an ABC/WaPo poll released last month, the economy (89%), education (77%) and inflation (76%) were the issues that voters consider “critical” as the midterms loom, but these issues were closely followed by crime at 69%, it outperformed abortion by 62%.

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Sanders has blamed inflation on the war in Ukraine, supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and corporate greed.

Sanders has blamed inflation on the war in Ukraine, supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and corporate greed.
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Sanders also suggested it President Biden Not mistaken for soaring inflation as Republicans claim, instead they have pointed to the war in Ukraine, supply chain disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and corporate greed.

The senator claimed that studies show that 50% of inflation is due to this last factor.


“One of the reasons for inflation is the astonishing level of corporate greed. Check the profits of the oil companies, the pharmaceutical companies, the food companies,” Sanders said. “Their exorbitant profits are tearing the American people apart.”

When asked if the country will face a recession, Sanders said it was “hard to say,” but that it could be avoided if “we do the right things.”

Jessica Chasmar of Fox News contributed to this report.

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