A nationwide poll found that likely voters think America’s declining economic opportunity – which erodes the middle class and increases domestic poverty, hunger, and homelessness – is one of the most critical challenges facing the nation today. Respondents reported that they would be much more likely to vote for presidential candidates who would tackle these problems seriously.

 Such views were held broadly by likely voters who self-identified as Republicans, Independents, and Democrats, as well as those living in early voting states such as Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina and in general election swing states such as Pennsylvania, Florida, Michigan, and Arizona.

 The poll of 1,000 likely voters nationwide was conducted by Kupersmit Research, on behalf of the Action for Opportunity initiative, a joint project of the nonprofit groups Hunger Free America and A Place at the Table and a coalition of more than 30 national and local unions and nonprofit organizations.

A Statement on Polling Results from Hunger Free America

Opportunity Poll Results Memo

Opportunity Poll Basic Questions and Findings

Opportunity Poll Detailed Data (Crosstabs) by Party Affiliation

Opportunity Poll Detailed Data (Crosstabs) by Demographics