Health Care, Economy, and Immigration Remain Top Issues

Nineteen percent (19%) of voters nationwide believe that health care is the most important issue in the midterm elections. A national survey found that 15% said that the economy was most important and 12% rank immigration as the top issue (see question wording and crosstab results).

These top issues are unchanged from a month ago.

Voters trust Democrats more than Republicans on health care by a 39% to 27% margin. On the economy, 34% trust Republicans more while 29% prefer the Democrats.

On immigration, voters are divided: 36% trust Democrats and 33% Republicans. But, intensity on the issue clearly benefit the GOP. Among those who consider immigration the top issue, 59% trust the Republicans more while 15% trust the Democrats.

This national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted September 25-26, 2018 for by HarrisX, a leading research company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology.). The Margin of Error is +/- 3.1 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

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