Poll: Russia Collusion and Climate Change Least Important Issues to Voters

By Michael W. Chapman | November 6, 2018 | 11:26 AM EST

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(CNSNews.com) -- A new survey shows that while healthcare and the economy are "very important" to voters, the issues of climate change and alleged Russia collusion in the 2016 election are at the bottom of the list for voters in terms of importance.

In the poll, Gallup asked, "How important will each of the following issues be to your vote for Congress this year?" For the 12 issues listed, "Investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. election" came in last as "extremely/very important" to 45% of registered voters.

"Climate change" came in second to last in the list with 53% of registered voters saying it is "extremely/very important."

Healthcare was number one at 80%, and the economy and immigration tied for second with 78% of registered voters saying they were "extremely/very important" issues in the midterm election.


When viewed by political party, the "two issues with the biggest partisan gaps in perceived importance this year -- more than 40 points -- are climate change and the Russia investigation," said Gallup. 

  • 75% of Democrats and only 27% of Republicans rate climate change as important to their vote for Congress.

  • The Russia investigation receives an importance rating of 66% from Democrats vs. 19% from Republicans.

Despite those political gaps, climate change and Russia collusion were ranked lowest in terms of importance to registered voters. 

The survey was conducted Oct. 15-28, as part of Gallup's Midterm Election Benchmark Poll. 

Michael W. Chapman
Michael W. Chapman
Michael W. Chapman

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