AP VoteCast: Health care top issue in Virginia

By: Associated Press
Posted: Mar 3, 2020 / 08:53 PM EST / Updated: Mar 3, 2020 / 08:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters in Virginia’s Democratic primary ranked health care as the most important issue facing the country, well above climate change, the economy, race relations, foreign policy and many other social issues.

About a third named health care, an issue that has intensely divided the field of Democratic candidates. Roughly 2 in 10 each had climate change and the economy on their minds, according to a wide-ranging AP VoteCast survey of the Democratic primary electorate in Virginia.

The Associated Press declared Joe Biden the winner just after the polls closed in Virginia, basing the call on data from VoteCast.

Here’s a snapshot of Democratic voters in Virginia — who they are and how they voted — based on preliminary results from AP VoteCast, a survey of 2,543 voters, conducted for The Associated Press by NORC at the University of Chicago. >Read More