On the issue they consider the most important, 35% of voters trust Democrats more than Republicans while 33% place more trust in Republicans. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 18% do not trust either party, 6% trust both, and 7% are not sure.
Among those who consider health care the most important issue, Democrats have a 53% to 16% advantage. 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, 60% trust Republicans more while 16% trust the Democrats. Republicans also have the advantage on national security, 60% to 13%. All of those findings are little changed from a month ago.
But among those who say the economy is most important, it’s now fairly even: 35% trust Republicans more while 29% pick the Democrats. A month ago, the GOP had a 47% to 17% advantage. It’s important to note that these results are based only on the 148 survey respondents who named the economy as their top issue. Such data has a margin of sampling error of +/- 8.2 percentage points. This will be something worth watching in the coming months.
Largely because of this shift on the economy, the overall numbers have shifted since last month. Today, Democrats have a two-point edge when it comes to trust on the most important issue. A month ago, Republicans had a two point edge.
Twenty percent (20%) of voters consider Health Care to be the most important issue; 15% say it’s the economy; 13% cite immigration; and 9% national security. The number of survey respondents naming a variety of other topics to be the most important issue was too small to report separate results.
Seventy-three percent (73%) of voters consider both Health Care and the Economy to be Very Important Issues.
Overall, the results show that voters under 50 trust Democrats more while older voters favor the GOP. Among Independent voters, 30% now trust Democrats more, 27% don’t trust either party, and 22% have more faith in the GOP (see crosstab results).
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The national survey of 1,001 Registered Voters was conducted June 4-5, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com 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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