Special Report

24/7 Wall St. & Zogby Analytics BattleGround State Poll: Most Alaskan Voters Do Not Support Trump but Agree on Certain Issues

When you are deciding for whom you are going to vote for President of the United States in 2020, what issue influences your decision the most? (Choose only one)

Economy/Job 27%
Trust/truthfulness 18%
Immigration reform 11%
Medicare for all 10%
Corruption 5%
Ensuring private health care 4%
Taxes/regulations 4%
Racism 4%
Terrorism 3%
Gun violence 2%
Income equality 2%
The Green New Deal 1%
Temperament 1%
Other, specify 8%


For most sub-groups, the top four issues deciding whom Alaskans are going to vote for in 2020 are: the economy/jobs—27%, trust/truthfulness—18%, immigration reform—11%, and Medicare for all—10%. The least important issues to Alaskan voters when they cast their ballots in 2020 were gun violence (2%), income inequality (2%), temperament (1%), and The Green New Deal (1%).

Trust/truthfulness was a slightly more important issue among Baby Boomers aged 50-64 (26%) and Anchorage residents (23%). The economy/jobs was most important to full-time employees in the private sector (43%), men (33%), Baby Boomers aged 50-64 (36%), Republicans (33%) and Independents (31%).

Twenty three percent of women chose economy/jobs as their most important issue in 2020, followed closely by trust/truthfulness (20%). A third of men (33%) said economy/jobs was the most important issue in deciding their vote for president in 2020, while three separate issues—Medicare for all (9%), immigration reform (13%) and trust/truthfulness (16%) were the next most important for men in 2020. 

Older voters aged 65+ were most likely to be concerned with immigration reform (21%) and Medicare for all (20%) while younger Millennials (aged 18-29) were most concerned with the economy/jobs (29%). In Alaska, Millennials were the least likely to say that gun violence (1%) was the most important issue for them in 2020.

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