On the issue they consider the most important, 34% of voters trust Republicans more than Democrats while 32% place more trust in Democrats. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 19% do not trust either party, 8% trust both, and 7% are not sure.
Among those who consider health care the most important issue, Democrats have a 52% to 14% advantage. Those who say the economy is most important favor the GOP by a 47% to 17% margin. Republicans also have the advantage on national security, 50% to 15%.
On the issue of immigration, voters overall are fairly evenly divided in terms of which party they trust. However, among those who consider it the most important issue, 64% trust Republicans more while 12% trust the Democrats.
The number of survey respondents naming a variety of other topics to be the most important issue was too small to report separate results.
However, the aggregated results show that on their top issue women prefer Democrats by a five point margin (35% to 30%). Men prefer Republicans by eight points (38% to 30%). Voters under 35 prefer Democrats by nine (36% to 27%) while older voters place more trust in the GOP. Among senior citizens, 41% trust Republicans more while 35% say the opposite.
Rural voters heavily favor the GOP (43% to 27%) and Suburban voters also have more trust in Republicans (36% to 30%). Urban voters have a strong preference for Democrats (42% to 25%) (see crosstab results).
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The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted May 4-5, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com 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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