Healthcare is the most important issue facing the country, according to Democrats caucusing in Iowa and voting in the primary in New Hampshire. That assessment is based on a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of AP VoteCast, a survey of New Hampshire primary voters conducted for the Associated Press by NORC at the University of Chicago.
Overall, in Iowa, 38% of caucusing Democrats said healthcare was the top issue, and the issue was tops in the minds of 35% of primary voters in New Hampshire.
In both states overall, the next issues deemed most important, in order, were climate change, economy / jobs, and foreign policy.
With results analyzed by candidate, healthcare was the top issue cited by those choosing Sen. Bernie Sanders, former South Bend, IN, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and former Vice President Joe Biden (followed by climate change). Healthcare came in second place, after climate change, for those choosing Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren.