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The Lund Report, March 23, 2016
by Craig Palosky
Health care is one of many issues that will be important for voters in the presidential election, particularly for Democrats and women, finds the March Kaiser Health Tracking Poll.
More than a third (36%) of voters consider health care “extremely important” to their vote in this year’s presidential election, ranking it below the economy and jobs and terrorism (41% each), but above government spending (33%), income inequality (23%), and immigration (22%).
Democrats rate health care at the top of their list of issues that will matter to their vote, along with the economy and jobs. Despite the attention Republican presidential candidates have given to Obamacare on the campaign trail, Republicans rate the economy and jobs, terrorism, and government spending above health care, with immigration, a hot issue on the campaign trail, coming in fifth.
Female voters (41%) are more likely than male voters (31%) to consider health care “extremely important” to their vote. Within all groups, more voters say health care is extremely important than say the same about immigration or income inequality.