Democrats Trusted on More Health Care, Republicans on Economy

Healthcare and the economy have consistently remained the top two issues on the minds of voters all year. The latest national survey found that voters continue to trust Democrats more on healthcare and Republicans on the economy.

The Democrats enjoy a 14-point edge on health care (38% to 24%) while Republicans have a nine-point advantage on the economy.

Republicans have a ten-point advantage on National Security (36% to 26%), the third most important issue. The only other topics where Republicans have an advantage are fighting terrorism (35% to 25%) and job creation (36% to 29%).

Democrats enjoy large leads on environmental issues (40% to 18%), Civil Rights (38% to 23%), Fighting Poverty (35% to 21%), and Economic Inequality (33% to 22%). The Democrats also have a smaller advantage on abortion (35% to 27%).

The parties are essentially even on gun laws, taxes, and immigration (see topline trends).

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The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted October 4-5, 2019 by and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and a Demographic Profile of the sample). Results from the full sample have +/-3.1 Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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