Poll: North Korea is the most important issue for Republicans in 2018




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  • Republican voters are most concerned about North Korea
    when they head to the polls this year, according to a new
    survey. 
  • Healthcare was the most important issue nationwide, but
    just 13% of Republicans agreed.
  • Many around the globe are worried that President Donald
    Trump’s will escalate his rhetoric with North Korea.

Republican voters are most concerned about North Korea when they
head to the polls this year, a new poll suggests.

According to a poll conducted by the
Kaiser Family Foundation
, nearly a third of GOP voters, 31%,
listed the situation with North Korea as the most important issue
for congressional candidates to discuss in their upcoming
campaigns. 

Republicans listed immigration and the economy as the next most
pressing issues in 2018, with 27% and 25%, respectively. 

Healthcare topped the list of priorities for voters nationwide,
with Democratic voters at 39% and independent voters at
32%. 

But healthcare is the most important issue for just 13% of
Republican respondents. The only issue fewer Republicans voted
the most important was climate change, which was the top priority
for just 1% of respondents.

The poll surveyed 1,215 adults from across the political spectrum
earlier this month. The poll had an overall margin of error of 6%
for Republican and Democratic respondents.

Tensions boiled between North Korea and the US this year, amid
North Korea’s increased
ballistic missile testing
and
heated exchanges
between President Donald Trump and North
Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Many around the globe are
worried about rhetoric
with North Korea escalating further as
Trump has reportedly considered a
limited preemptive strike
on North Korea.

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