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Health Care, Economy Top Voter Concerns This Election Year

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Health care and the economy dominate voter concerns as America begins the slow formal crawl to the next presidential election.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 23% of Likely U.S. Voters identify health care as the most important issue to their vote in the upcoming elections. The economy is a close second with 21% who list it as their top voting concern.

For 15%, taxes and spending are most important, while 13% are most concerned with illegal immigration. Next is climate change, the most important voting issue for 11%, followed by President Trump’s impeachment (6%) and national security (5%). Another five percent (5%) rate something else as most important. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted February 2-3, 2020 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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