Missouri Election Poll: Abortion, economy, War in Ukraine…

Missouri Election Poll Abortion Economy War In Ukraine
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KOAM is partnering with other TV stations in Missouri that are owned by Gray Television for a series of polls on a variety of topics. The partnership gives KOAM the rights to exclusively share the poll results with viewers in our local 4-State market.

We’ll have more poll results leading up to the election. You can find a link to them at KOAMNewsNow.com/elections.

Today’s Topics include abortion, economy, covid and Russia

Below are some of the highlights from the survey. You can watch KOAM Jordan Aubey’s report and also read numbers pulled from the survey. The full results of the survey are in a PDF at the bottom of this article.


SurveyUSA interviewed 2,175 Missouri adults online from May 11, 2022, through May 15, 2022. They used sample provided by Lucid Holdings LLC of New Orleans.

Of the adults, 1,782 were identified as being registered to vote. The pool of adult survey respondents was weighted to US Census targets for gender, age, race, education, and home ownership.


  • Economically, 45% of Missouri adults say their family is financially worse off than it was before the pandemic; 10% say they’re better off now. 41% say they’re doing about the same.
  • 45% say President Joe Biden is most to blame for inflation; 20% lay the blame on corporations focused on their profits. 8% think Republicans in Congress deserve most of the blame.

Pandemic Impact

  • Most say life has returned to normal from the pandemic – at least to an extent. 24% say life is back to normal; 45% say it’s somewhat back to normal. 28% say it is not.

War in Ukraine

  • On the War in Ukraine, 37% approve of the way President Biden is handling the US response to the war (14% strongly approve, 23% somewhat approve); 50% disapprove (20% somewhat disapprove, 30% strongly disapprove.)
  • 51% say if Russia attacks a NATO country, US troops should be sent in to defend that country. 20% say US troops should not be sent. 29% aren’t sure.
  • 70% are worried (27% very worried, 43% somewhat worried) that the Russia-Ukraine war could escalate into World War III; 17% are not very worried, 5% not worried at all.

Abortion and Roe v. Wade

  • On the topic of abortion, 48% of Missourians say at least some abortions should be permitted, 46% say very few or none should be allowed:
    • 26% say abortion should always be legally permitted
    • 22% say it should be legal with some restrictions
    • 29% say abortion should be illegal, except in cases of rape, of incest, or to save the mother’s life
    • Just 13% say abortion should always be illegal – something a Missouri law is set to automatically enact should Roe v. Wade be overturned.
  • 47% say Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 US Supreme Court case that legalized abortion nationwide, should remain the law of the land. 31% say Roe v. Wade should be overturned.
  • Should Roe be overturned, a majority of Missouri adults – 58% – are opposed to an existing Missouri law that would automatically go into effect and ban all abortions, including in cases of rape and incest – as just noted, a position only 13% of Missourians agree with. 23% support the law going into effect

You can find the full results in the PDF below, or click here. It’s best viewed in landscape.

Survey USA Election Poll - Missouri Election- Abortion, economy, War in Ukraine...