Why voters don’t care about much else other than inflation

The unprecedented criminal trial of a former and possibly future president may have ended in the press with a bang. But in the polls, Donald Trump’s criminal conviction of 34 counts related to hush money payments has landed with a thud.

Despite a media-constructed narrative that President Joe Biden was on the cusp of a comeback, the general election needle barely moved throughout the Republican’s trial in Manhattan. In the first general election poll conducted entirely after a jury found Trump guilty of falsifying business records, Morning Consult found that the Democrat lost ground. Whereas Biden led Trump by 1 point in Morning Consult’s pre-verdict poll, Trump now leads Biden by 1 point.

High prices at grocery stores, gas pumps and pharmacies have soured many voters. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

The reason? Even though voters report the Manhattan case
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