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Coverage Continues Of Recent Findings From The UMass Poll On Issues Including The Economy, Midterm Elections, Presidential Candidates For The 2024 Election & Mass Driver’s Licenses For Undocumented Immigrants

There is growing concern among Massachusetts residents about the U.S. economy, with 78% of poll respondents saying the economy is fair or poor. “Last year when asked to identify the most pressing issue facing the commonwealth, the overwhelming majority of residents pointed to the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Tatishe Nteta, associate professor of political science and director of the poll. “Today, with inflation reaching a 30-year high, gas prices hovering at a record $5 a gallon and the nation on the brink of a recession, the economy is on residents’ minds.” (The Lowell Sun, The Wall Street Journal, Mediaite, Boston HeraldNews Office release; News Office release)

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