Economy, Health Care, and Immigration Top Issues for Voters

Nineteen percent (19%) of voters nationwide say the economy is their top issue, 18% name health care, and 10% are most interested in immigration. A national survey also found that 9% see national security as the most important issue and 7% name gun laws (see question wording and results).

Among Republicans, the economy is most important named by 29% of GOP voters. Immigration (15%) and national security (13%) are also major concerns for Republican voters.

The top three issues for Democrats are health care (26%), Civil Rights (11%) and the economy (11%).

Nineteen percent (19%) of Independents name health care as the top issue and the same number cite the economy. Immigration is the third top issue for Independents (10%).

This national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted August 10-11, 2018 for by HarrisX, a leading research company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and the Demographic profile of our sample). The Margin of Error is +/- 3.1 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

Ideologically, health care is the most important issue among liberal voters (34%). Civil rights issues (13%) are second.

Thirty-four percent (34%) of those who lean conservative see economy as the top issue. Among Strong Conservatives, the economy (21%) and immigration (21%) are tied.

Political moderates are most interested in health care (21%) and the economy (17%).

A separate survey found that voters believe Health Care, Immigration, and Gun Control are the top items on the Supreme Court Agenda.

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