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New Poll: Concerns About Unemployment Low, But Health Care Concerns Are High

Gallup measured Americans' concerns about a number of issues facing the nation in 2018.

By NTK Staff | 03.26.2018 @1:30pm
New Poll: Concerns About Unemployment Low, But Health Care Concerns Are High

A new poll released by Gallup measures Americans’ concerns – “a great deal,” “a fair amount,” or “only a little” – about a number of issues facing the country in 2018, a year with a raft of midterm elections.

The key findings?

  • Health care – specifically, “[t]he availability and affordability of healthcare” – is the top concern of the electorate: 55 percent are concerned “a great deal,” more than on any other issue, and an additional 23 percent are concerned “a fair amount”
  • Fewer Americans are concerned about unemployment than any other issue: only 23 percent are concerned “a great deal,” and 33 percent are concerned “a fair amount”; 44 percent are concerned “only a little/not at all,” more than on any other issue
  • Concerns about the economy, “availability and affordability of energy,” and, interestingly, illegal immigration, are low compared to other issues

The economic findings are good for President Trump and incumbent Republicans heading into the midterms, but both parties may see warning signs in voters’ health care concerns.

Price increases in 2018 may be blamed on ObamaCare, which most Democrats support. But Republicans are in charge and may also shoulder blame for cost increases in health care.

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