With the US midterm elections on November 8 approaching, the Crypto Council for Innovation today announced the ballot of potential voters, highlighting the impact of cryptocurrencies on voting decisions.
Despite hard-core crypto supporters remaining in a relatively small voting bloc, the results show that the impact of cryptocurrencies on the population is far from over as voters weigh the risks of the industry against the need for regulation. shows that it is increasing. About 84% of those surveyed said a politician’s stance on cryptocurrencies would be a factor in their vote decisions, but the majority said it didn’t matter.
A poll found that 13% of voters own cryptocurrencies, which is slightly less than the overall figure for adults recorded by the Pew Research Center in 2016. 2021 When 2022, compared to 16% of voters who could own shares in individual companies.
Cory Gardner, a former U.S. Senator from Colorado who joined the Crypto Council for Innovation in 2022 as chief political strategist for political affairs, said that cryptocurrency equivalents to stock ownership have a significant impact on the investor class. said to show that it is on the rise.
‘Voters want this to be taken seriously,’ he said luck. “They want that possibility to be recognized.”
The poll reveals that cryptocurrency is a motivating factor in voters’ decision-making, whether they own it or not.especially given the negative headlines hack and scams over the past year as well as Lack of government regulation, safety and security is our top priority. About 52% of voters said more regulation was needed, and only 20% said existing regulations were sufficient.
Another point is the bipartisanship of the results. Many of the crypto bills proposed in Congress are bipartisan, including two Senate bills. One was submitted by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (DN.Y.) and Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) and the other was submitted by Sen. John Boozman. (R-Ark.) and Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Rep. Patrick McHenry (RN.C.) in the House of Representatives. bill.
Polls show that voters trust Republicans and Democrats equally when it comes to cryptocurrencies, with voter support for cryptocurrencies as a long-term part of the economy split evenly along party lines.
“[Voters] We see it as an opportunity to start something from scratch at the dawn of the digital age,” Gardner said.
The question remains whether cryptocurrencies will become a significant enough factor to shake the hearts and minds of voters. Only 19% said it would be an important factor, 65% said it would be a minor factor, and only 32% of voters said it would be worthwhile for politicians to take a stance on cryptocurrencies. answered.
For a political veteran, Gardner, a small swing could be the key to political victory.
“In a tight election, I think a lot of constituencies will be tied. Courting crypto voters and showing the goodwill of crypto supporters will definitely help,” he said. luck.