Voters on both sides in this Pa. swing district worry about rising prices
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Voters on both sides in this Pa. swing district worry about rising prices

  • By Rachel Treisman and Asma Khalid/NPR


As the U.S. economy continues to recover from the pandemic, the prices of goods from groceries to rental cars to airplane tickets are going up.

President Biden has sought to ease fears of persistent inflation, but polls show that many Americans are worried about rising costs.

As NPR White House correspondent Asma Khalid reports, it’s becoming a concern for voters across the political spectrum.

“Republicans have been trying to seize on rising prices by warning people that the country is on the verge is of 1970s-style inflation, but what’s interesting is when that concern began to move outside of GOP circles, to Democrats and Independents,” she says.

To better understand the political significance of these economic trends, Khalid traveled to a place where politics could really be at play at next year’s midterm elections: the swing district of Northampton County, Pa.

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