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Who Are the 2018 Health Care Voters?

During the 2018 midterm elections, the Kaiser Family Foundation will be tracking a unique group of voters – voters who say a congressional candidate’s position on health care will be the “most important factor” in their 2018 congressional vote choice. One-fourth 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 a candidate’s position on health care.

The latest KFF Health Tracking Poll finds a majority of health care voters disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as President, and six in ten (59 percent) say that if the November election was held today, they would vote for the Democratic candidate in their district. Yet, this group is not more enthusiastic than other voters about voting in the 2018 midterm election with four in ten (38 percent) saying they are “more enthusiastic” than in previous years compared to 34 percent of voters who are not health care voters.

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

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