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The Zogby Poll®: Healthcare and the economy are the biggest issues for voters going into midterm election

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Healthcare (30%) and good paying jobs/economy (25%) are top issues for voters heading into today's midterm election, according to a new Zogby poll of 866 likely voters nationwide. The poll of likely voters was conducted 10/30/18 - 10/31/18 with a MOE +/- 3.3 percentage points.  

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Men and women have very similar priorities, and so do voters with and without college degrees. and voters from different racial groups. However, there are significant partisan, ideological and generational differences: The economy is more important to Republicans (35% of Republican voters consider this a top issue) compared to Democrats (17%), and voters aged 50-64 (31%) vs. those aged 18-24 (11%). Healthcare is most important to voters aged 50-69 (38% rate this as their top issue).

President Trump is an animating issue for a significant chunk of voters (19%), especially Democrats (28% chose this as their top issue), liberals (28%), voters aged 18-24 (28%), and those who never attend religious services (26%).

Poverty (5%), foreign policy (7%), and public education (7%) are of less interest to voters - poverty reaches double-digit importance only for African Americans (11%), and those with household incomes less than $25,000 (11%).

Immigration/border is a top issue among voters who chose 'other', however, these responses account for 9% of the total.

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