Seventy-three percent (73%) of voters say that the economy is a Very Important voting issue. Health care is also considered Very Important by 73% while 72% say the same about national security.
These priorities have remained fairly constant for months (see topline trends).
Sixty-six percent (66%) consider fighting terrorism is Very Important. Sixty-one percent (61%) hold that view of taxes. Other issues on the survey included job creation (60%), immigration (57%), civil rights (57%), gun laws (56%), fighting poverty (52%), environmental issues (51%), economic inequality (45%), and abortion (41%).
On many issues, there are significant partisan differences. For example, 72% of Republicans consider immigration to be Very Important. Just 49% of Democrats and 50% of Independent voters agree. Sixty-eight percent (68%) of Democrats consider gun laws to be a Very Important issue. That view is shared by 52% of Republicans and 46% of Independent voters (see crosstab results).
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The national survey of 1,003 Registered Voters was conducted April 19-20, 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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