Voters Trust Democrats on Health Care, Republicans on the Economy

Thirty-six percent (36%) of Voters trust Republicans on the economy while 27% trust the Democrats. However, on the issue of health care, a national survey found that 38% trust the Democrats and only 25% trust the GOP (see question wording and results).

Data released earlier showed that the economy and health care are the most important issues to voters. The third most important issue is immigration. Voters are fairly evenly divided as to who they trust on this issue. Thirty-five percent (35%) trust the Democrats and 31% have more confidence in the GOP.

Fifty percent 50% of voters rate the economy as good or excellent. Just 30% say the same about our health care system.

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On other issues, Republicans are trusted more than Democrats when it comes to job creation, gun laws, taxes, national security, and fighting terrorism. Democrats are trusted more to deal with income inequality, the environment, civil rights, and fighting poverty.

Voters under 50 are evenly divided as to which party they trust more on gun laws. Forty percent (40%) of older voters trust Republicans more on this issue while just 28% trust the Democrats.

This national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted August 10-11, 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.

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