Seventy-three percent (73%) of voters consider the economy to be a Very Important voting issue. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 73% also consider health care to be that important. No other issue in the survey topped 70%. These two issue have consistently been ranked as the most important in each of our monthly surveys (see topline trends).
Three other issues were deemed Very Important by more than six-out-of-ten voters: National Security (68%), Fighting Terrorism (64%), and Taxes (62%).
Data released earlier showed that Republicans are trusted more than Democrats on the issues of the economy, national security and fighting terrorism. Democrats are trusted more on health care and the parties are essentially even on taxes.
On the issue each voter considers most important, 34% of voters trust Republicans more than Democrats while 32% place more trust in Democrats. A ScottRasmussen.com survey found that 19% do not trust either party, 8% trust both, and 7% are not sure.
The current survey found that gun laws and job creation are considered Very Important by 56% of voters. Somewhat lower on the list are Immigration (55%), Civil Rights (54%), Fighting Poverty (49%), Economic Inequality (45%), and Abortion (43%).
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The national survey of 1,001 Registered Voters was conducted May 14-15, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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