Democratic voters cite health care, gun violence as top 'important' issues: poll

Democratic voters cite health care, gun violence as top 'important' issues: poll
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A new poll showed that health care and gun violence are top issues for Democrats.  

The Washington Post-ABC News poll found that 89 percent of respondents who are Democrats or who lean Democrat said that health care is either one of the single most important issues or a very important issue, followed by 85 percent who said of gun violence.

These issues were trailed by issues of special concern to women, immigration and climate change, which were labeled as a single most important or very important issue by 83 percent, 82 percent and 80 percent of respondents respectively. 


Health care and climate change led the poll when respondents were asked which were some of the issues of single most importance, with 29 percent saying that health care was an issue of single most importance while 25 percent said climate change was an issue of single-most importance.

Twenty-four percent said that immigration was one of the single most important issue while 23 percent said the same about gun violence. The percentages for this question added up to more than 100 percent, likely indicating that some chose more than one issue for such a designation. 

Researchers interviewed 1,008 adults, including 460 who lean Democrat, by phone between June 28 and July 1. The margin of error for those who lean Democrat is plus or minus 5.5 percentage points.