GOP, Democrats Equally Trusted on Guns, Immigration and Taxes

Republicans are trusted more than Democrats by a wide margin on the issues of Fighting Terrorism, National Security, the Economy and Job Creation. A national survey showed Democrats have a large advantage on protecting the Environment, Civil Rights, Fighting Poverty, Economic Inequality, and Health Care.

The parties are essentially even on the topics of Gun Laws, Immigration, and Taxes (see question wording and full results).

Twenty percent (20%) of voters name Health Care as the top issue while 17% think the Economy is most important. Immigration (12%) and National Security (10%) are the only other issues attracting double digit support.

Broadly speaking, these results are little changed from a month ago or since last November.

Americans continue to rate the U.S. health care system poorly. Most, however, rate their own health, medical care, and insurance coverage as good or excellent. Survey results consistently show that voters want more health care choice and strongly reject the idea of requiring everyone to get coverage through the federal government.

Economic confidence has been on the rise lately, ever since the end of the partial government shutdown.

On immigration, eight-out-of-ten voters believe legal immigration is good for America but illegal immigration is bad.

Just 32% of voters believe it is even somewhat likely that Congress will successfully address the nation’s major issues prior to the next election. That has changed little even as the perception of Congressional ideology has changed significantly in recent months.  Last fall, an election night survey found that 44% believed Congress was too conservative and 36% said too liberal.  Now, 37% believe that Congress is too liberal while 31% say it is too conservative. releases new public opinion data every day relating to topics in the news and other items of interest. Please sign up to receive the latest data and insights each day via email.

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The national survey of 1,002 Registered Voters was conducted March 3-4, 2019 by 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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