Health Care Remains Top Issue Followed Closely By Immigration and The Economy

The top four issues concerning voters at this time are Health Care (18%), Immigration (16%), The Economy (15%), and National Security (9%). has consistently found those four issues ranked as top voter concerns. The number citing health care as the top concern is down two points from a month ago while immigration has gained three points. There was no change in the number citing the economy and national security.

Among Republicans, the economy and immigration are both seen as most important by 24% of voters. National security ranks third among the GOP at 14% while health care is rated most important by 9%.

As for Democrats, healthcare is seen as most important by 28% and nothing else comes close. Immigration and the economy are each rated most important by 10% of those in Nancy Pelosi’s party. Nine percent (9%) name environmental issues as number one.

Independent voters have a more mixed assessment. Health care (15%),  Immigration (15%) and the economy (13%) are all pretty close on the priority list (see crosstab results).

Thirty-eight percent (38%) of voters now trust Democrats more than Republicans when it comes to health care. Another 25% have more trust in the Republicans while 22% don’t trust either party on the issue.

On immigration, among all voters, 35% trust Republicans while 34% prefer the Democrats.  However, among those who consider immigration to be the most important issue, Republicans have a substantial advantage.

When it comes to the economy, Republicans have the advantage by a 36% to 27% margin. Republicans also have a wide advantage on national security issues (36% to 24%).

In general, these figures are little changed from a month ago (see topline trends). However, the GOP advantage is larger on the economy than it was in June.

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.

On immigration, eight-out-of-ten voters believe legal immigration is good for America but illegal immigration is bad. 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 1,002 Registered Voters was conducted July 6-7, 2019 by and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodologyand 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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