Seventy-four percent (74%) of voters consider the economy to be a Very Important voting issue. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 74% also consider health care to be that important and 71% believe National Security is that important. No other issue in the survey topped 70%. These issues have consistently been ranked as the most important in each of our monthly surveys (see topline trends).
Two other issues were deemed Very Important by more than six-out-of-ten voters: Fighting Terrorism (65%) and Taxes (61%).
The survey found that Immigration and Job Creation are considered Very Important by 59% of voters. Somewhat lower on the list are Civil Rights (56%), Gun Laws (54%), Fighting Poverty (53%), Abortion (48%), Environmental Issues (47%) and Economic Inequality (46%).
There are significant partisan differences in priorities.
For Republicans, the top five issues are the Economy (83%), National Security (82%), Fighting Terrorism (80%), Immigration (72%), and Taxes (69%).
For Democrats, the top five are Health Care (81%), Civil Rights (71%), the Economy (66%), Environmental Issues (64%), and Fighting Poverty (64%).
Among Independent voters, the top issues are the Economy (76%), Health Care (70%), National Security (70%), Taxes (61%), Fighting Terrorism (56%), and Job Creation (56%).
See Full Crosstab Results for the current survey.
Data released earlier showed that Republicans are trusted more than Democrats on the issues of the economy, national security and fighting terrorism. On immigration, among all voters, 34% trust Democrats while 33% prefer the GOP. However, among those who consider immigration to be the most important issue, 60% trust Republicans more while 16% trust the Democrats.
On the issue each voter considers most important, 35% of voters trust Democrats more than Republicans while 32% place more trust in Republicans.
The current survey found that immigration and job creation are considered Very Important by 59% of voters. Somewhat lower on the list are Civil Rights (56%), Gun Laws (54%), Fighting Poverty (53%), Abortion (48%), Environmental Issues (47%) and Economic Inequality (46%).
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The national survey of 1,001 Registered Voters was conducted June 16-17, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and a Demographic Profile of the sample. It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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