Polling analyst: Foreign policy is low priority for voters

Morning Consult senior polling reporter Cameron Easley said Wednesday that voters usually do not consider foreign policy a high-priority issue when they vote in elections.

"Whenever you ask voters about what their top issues are...foreign policy is pretty far to the back of the list," Easley told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking."

A Morning Consult poll published this week shows that economic issues and security issues are the two most important ones when voters cast their ballots in federal elections.

Easley's comments come as President TrumpDonald TrumpHeadaches intensify for Democrats in Florida Stormy Daniels set to testify against former lawyer Avenatti in fraud trial Cheney challenger wins Wyoming Republican activists' straw poll MORE tries to quell some of the furor over remarks he made at a joint press conference in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump did not condemn Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and he appeared to side with Putin's denial over the unanimous conclusion of the U.S. intelligence community that Russia meddled in the election. 

Trump attempted to clarify his comments on Tuesday, and the following day he said there has never been a U.S. president tougher on Russian than he has been. He also said Moscow does not pose a threat to the U.S., a remark that further contradicts the assessment by U.S. intelligence officials.

— Julia Manchester