Despite political polarization, a new poll finds agreement on jobs and healthcare, but not on Russia…
A majority of Trump voters (53 percent) named “the economy and jobs” as one of the most important issues facing the United States today, and 8 in 10 said they expect him to deliver.
These findings are the latest from Ashcroft in America, the polling firm run by British businessman and politician Lord Michael Ashcroft.
Among Clinton voters, unsurprisingly, the top concern was healthcare (58 percent), while 47 percent agreed with Trump voters and cited jobs and the economy.
Interestingly, Trump’s promise to build a “border wall” with Mexico fell near the bottom of the list of voters’ priorities, but 82 percent of the president’s supporters said they expect Trump to have more of an impact on “preventing illegal immigration” than previous presidents.
On the issue of healthcare, most Trump voters (57 percent) said they want to delay Obamacare’s repeal until a suitable replacement is in place. Only 23 percent said they want it replaced now, even if that means no replacement is ready.
Among the top aspects of Obamacare worth saving, there is some bipartisan agreement. Both Trump and Clinton voters list requiring insurers to cover pre-existing conditions at the top of their priorities list, followed by not allowed gender to affect premium prices, and allowing children to stay on their parents’ insurance until age 26.
One issue in which there is little agreement: Russia. Only eight percent of Trump voters believe Russia took actions which directly and significantly impacted the 2016 election result, while fully 59 percent of Clinton voters believe that to be the case. Far more Trump voters (39 percent) believe Russia took action that ultimately did not impact the results.
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