Voters See Health Care, Immigration, and Gun Control as Top Issues on Supreme Court Agenda

Twenty-two percent (22%) of voters believe that Health Care is the most important issue for the Supreme Court to consider at this time. A national survey found that 17% believe Immigration items are the most pressing concern while 12% cited Gun Control.

The issue of abortion has played a prominent role in the dialogue surrounding the potential confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Abortion is seen as the top issue by 7%. The same percentage is concerned about Income Inequality while 6% are focused on Civil Rights and Race Relations (see question wording and Toplines).

Broadly speaking, there were only modest differences between the political parties on these priorities. Republicans, for example, are more interested in Immigration and Religious Liberty than Democrats. But health care, immigration, and guns are the top issues for both parties.

Black Voters see Civil Rights and Race Relations as the top Supreme Court issue (cited by 26%). Guns are number two at 20% followed by Health Care at 17%. Among Hispanic Voters, Guns and Immigration are tied for the top priority (see crosstabs).

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This national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted August 15-16, 2018 for by HarrisX, a leading research company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and the Demographic profile of our sample). The Margin of Error is +/- 3.1 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. releases new polling data four to eight times each day. Data released earlier today shows that President Trump’s Job Approval rating is at 47%. Eighteen percent (18%) of Voters trust the federal government to do the right thing most of the time.

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