Dems Trusted Most on Health Care, Republicans on National Security

The top four issues concerning voters at this time are Health Care (21%), The Economy (16%), Immigration (13%), and National Security (10%). A national survey found that Democrats are trusted more by a wide margin on health care (37% to 24%) and a modest margin on immigration (36% to 32%).  Republicans are trusted more than Democrats by a wide margin on National Security (36% to 26%) and a modest margin on the economy (32% to 28%).

On the economy, voters under 35 are more likely to trust the Democrats. Voters over 50 tend to trust the Republicans. Those in between are evenly divided.

The survey is conducted monthly (see topline trends).

Republicans are trusted more on Job Creation and Fighting Terrorism. Democrats have the edge on Economic Inequality, the Environment, Civil Rights, Fighting Poverty, and Abortion.

The parties are essentially even on Gun Laws and Taxes (see question wording and full crosstab results).

Americans continue to rate the U.S. health care system poorly. Most, however, rate their own health, medical care, and insurance coverage as good or excellent. Survey results consistently show that voters want more health care choice and strongly reject the idea of requiring everyone to get coverage through the federal government.

Economic confidence has been on the rise lately, ever since the end of the partial government shutdown.

On immigration, eight-out-of-ten voters believe legal immigration is good for America but illegal immigration is bad.

Just 26% of voters believe it is even somewhat likely that Congress will successfully address the nation’s major issues prior to the next election. That’s down from 32% a month ago.  There has been a significant shift in perceptions of Congressional ideology. Last fall, an election night survey found that 44% believed Congress was too conservative and 36% said too liberal.  Now, the numbers have reversed: 44% believe that Congress is too liberal while 36% say it is too conservative. releases new public opinion data every day relating to topics in the news and other items of interest. Please sign up to receive the latest data and insights each day via email.

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The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted April 6-7, 2019 by 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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