Inflation, expenses rise sharply as priorities: AP-NORC poll

  • High gas prices are shown in Los Angeles, June 16. A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows an upheaval in priorities just months before critical midterm elections. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

WASHINGTON — Concerns about inflation and personal finances have surged while COVID has evaporated as a top issue for Americans, a new poll shows, marking an upheaval in priorities just months before critical midterm elections.