Healthcare Still Top Issue for Voters, Followed by Economy and Immigration

Three weeks after the close of the midterm elections, more Americans still rank healthcare as their top voting concern.  But immigration continues to rise as a top issue, and it’s now the most important issue for Republican voters.

That’s according to a monthly survey by asking Americans party they trust the most on key issues.

Twenty-four percent (24%) of voters say healthcare is their top issue, edging out the economy (15%) and immigration (12%). No other issue, including terrorism, gun laws, and the environment reached double digit percentages among respondents, (see question wording and results).

Immigration has been rising steadily as a concern for voters, likely a result of continued news coverage of the Central American migrant caravan making its way through Mexico to the southern border with the U.S. Some members of that caravan instigated violent clashes with border agents last weekend.

Democrats hold a 39% to 26% edge over Republicans on whom the voters trust the most on health care issue. Republicans hold a 39% to 30% edge when it comes to whom the voters trust more on the economy. Those margins are unchanged from earlier surveys.

On immigration, voters give Republicans a slight 38% to 34% edge when it comes to which party they trust more to handle the issue. In September, voters trusted the Democrats more on immigration by a 35% to 31% margin.

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This national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted November 25-26, 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.

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