Exclusive to Political Wire: A new survey by Professors Peter Enns and Jonathon Schuldt at Cornell University asked likely voters which political party they trusted more to handle election security, tax reform, and the federal budget deficit.
Considering the upcoming midterm elections, the results do not bode well for Republicans. Likely voters favored Democrats on all three issues; a particularly noteworthy pattern because historically, Republicans have “owned” the issues of domestic security, taxes, and the deficit.
About the survey: Data from Enns and Schuldt 2018 Midterm Election Study (Wave 2). The nationally representative survey of 1,046 likely voters was conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago between August 27 and September 6. This is the second wave of a panel survey funded by Cornell’s Center for the Study of Inequality.Save to Favorites