Most Important Issue Facing the Country (February 2020)

Most Important Issue Facing the Country (February 2020)

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Political corruption/leadership16%
Health care10%
Immigration9%
Environment6%
Border security6%
Moral decline5%

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CategoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Political corruption/leadership22%15%11%
Health care15%11%6%
Immigration4%10%16%
Environment11%4%0%
Border security0%1%11%
Moral decline2%8%8%

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CategoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
Political corruption/leadership21%15%24%
Health care12%12%18%
Immigration4%9%2%
Environment17%5%10%
Border security0%0%1%
Moral decline2%2%2%

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CategoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
Political corruption/leadership14%6%12%
Health care7%11%4%
Immigration16%13%16%
Environment1%1%0%
Border security13%15%9%
Moral decline6%8%9%

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CategoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
Political corruption/leadership24%13%12%
Health care15%13%6%
Immigration3%8%14%
Environment14%4%1%
Border security0%3%11%
Moral decline2%3%8%

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CategoryLean liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
Political corruption/leadership22%23%26%
Health care12%16%17%
Immigration7%2%2%
Environment12%11%20%
Border security0%0%0%
Moral decline2%3%1%

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CategoryLean conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
Political corruption/leadership15%13%11%
Health care10%7%2%
Immigration11%14%16%
Environment2%1%0%
Border security6%12%14%
Moral decline6%5%13%

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CategoryWhiteBlackHispanic
Political corruption/leadership18%12%17%
Health care7%15%16%
Immigration9%3%10%
Environment7%2%4%
Border security7%1%4%
Moral decline6%4%3%

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CategoryMaleFemale
Political corruption/leadership16%17%
Health care8%12%
Immigration12%7%
Environment6%6%
Border security6%5%
Moral decline5%6%

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CategoryUrbanSuburbanRural
Political corruption/leadership15%17%18%
Health care11%11%8%
Immigration9%9%10%
Environment7%5%5%
Border security5%4%10%
Moral decline5%4%8%

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Category18-2930-4445-6465+
Political corruption/leadership12%12%17%24%
Health care10%11%11%10%
Immigration4%10%11%10%
Environment13%8%2%2%
Border security1%4%8%9%
Moral decline3%5%6%6%

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CategoryNo HSHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
Political corruption/leadership19%15%15%14%19%17%
Health care0%14%10%12%9%8%
Immigration3%11%6%16%9%11%
Environment3%3%7%7%7%5%
Border security20%4%7%5%4%6%
Moral decline0%4%8%2%5%5%

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CategoryExtremely importantSomewhat importantNot very importantNot at all important
Political corruption/leadership13%16%19%21%
Health care11%9%8%13%
Immigration12%9%6%7%
Environment2%2%11%15%
Border security5%9%6%3%
Moral decline9%3%3%1%

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Political corruption/leadership14%15%21%17%
Health care7%11%11%17%
Immigration16%9%5%5%
Environment2%3%14%0%
Border security6%8%2%10%
Moral decline9%5%2%2%

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