When considering the issue that is most important to them personally, 33% of voters trust the Democrats more than Republicans. Thirty-two percent (32%) place more trust in Republicans. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey also found that 17% don’t trust either party and 6% trust both equally (see question wording and results).
Data released earlier showed that the economy and health care are the most important issues to voters. Republicans are trusted more on the economy, Democrats more on health care.
Those earlier releases focused on the overall aggregated responses. For this ScottRasmussen.com analysis, we looked at what each respondent identified as their top issue and which party they trusted the most on it. So, for example, if the top issue for someone was gun laws, we looked at which party they trusted the most on gun laws. If their top issue was economic inequality, we looked at which party they trusted more on that.
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Women trust Democrats on their personal top issue by a 34% to 26% margin. Men trust Republicans by a 39% to 32% margin. Younger voters trust Democrats more while older voters trust Republicans.
This national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted August 10-11, 2018 for ScottRasmussen.com 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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