Who Are the 2018 Health Care Voters?

During the 2018 midterm elections, the Kaiser Family Foundation has been tracking a unique group of voters – voters who say health care is the “most important” issue in their 2018 congressional vote choice. Three in ten of all voters are “health care voters,” including large shares of women and Democratic voters. This interactive allows users to examine the demographic profile of health care voters and compare them to voters who do not feel as strongly about health care leading into the 2018 midterms.

The latest KFF Health Tracking Poll finds a majority of health care voters (71 percent) disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as President as well as say that if the November election was held today, they would vote for the Democratic candidate in their district (69 percent). Yet, this group is not more enthusiastic than other voters about voting in the 2018 midterm election with four in ten (41 percent) saying they are “more enthusiastic” than in previous years.

*For more information on the definition of Battleground Voters, see Appendix A (PDF).