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New CBS Battleground Poll: Health Care Top Issue for Independent, Democratic and Republican Midterm Voters

By June 3, 2018No Comments

A new CBS Battleground survey confirms what dozens of recent polls indicate: health care is a top issue for voters of all political stripes in the upcoming midterms.

Key results from today’s poll of competitive-district midterm voters:

  • A majority of Independents (62%), Democrats (81%), and Republicans (52%) want to hear candidates talk about health care “a lot” on the campaign trail. 
  • More than twice as many voters say recent “changes to health care laws made by the Republican Congress” have hurt their health care coverage and costs (25%) compared to those who believe it has helped (10%).

Protect Our Care Campaign Director Brad Woodhouse said: “Poll after poll continues to confirm that health care is a burning-hot issue in the midterm elections. Republicans will bear self-inflicted wounds because of the party’s obsession with repealing and sabotaging health care instead of working on bipartisan solutions to address skyrocketing costs. Today’s numbers show that constituents of all political stripes are paying close attention to the fallout of the Republican war on health care.”

Read the full CBS Battleground results.