Voters came out in favor of stricter gun laws, transitioning to a government-run health care plan, protecting Roe v. Wade and providing a pathway to citizenship to illegal immigrants, according to Fox News’ first round of exit polling.
Asked by the network’s polling division about the nation’s gun laws, 55 percent of American voters polled said they should be more strict. Only 12 percent said they believed that the laws should be less strict, while 33 percent said they should be kept as is.
The network’s polling also found that on issues of immigration and abortion, voters skewed heavily to the left.
On the question of what should happen to illegal immigrants in the United States, 72 percent of voters said that they should be given a pathway to citizenship, while only 28 percent said that they should be deported.
When asked about the potential for action by the Supreme Court on the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade, the network found that 71 percent of voters wanted the case left as is.
Only 29 percent supported overturning the law.
Voters also expressed unease about the impacts of climate change, with 46 percent describing themselves as very concerned and 26 percent as somewhat concerned.
A mere 18 percent of people described themselves as not too concerned, while just 10 said they were not worried at all.
When it came to action on the environment, 37 percent of voters said they strongly favored increasing government spending on green and renewable energy, followed by 33 percent who said they somewhat favored doing so.
Only 16 percent of voters were somewhat opposed the idea and 15 percent said they were strongly opposed.
On the issue of terrorism, voters praised the Trump administration, with 43 percent saying the president had made the US safer.
Not far behind, however, 39 percent of voters said the administration made the country less safe. Only 18 percent said there was no change.
Asked what role the United States should play in solving the world’s problems, Americans’ answers ranked slightly closer together.
While 39 percent said the US’ role should be more active, 34 percent said the country’s current role was about right. Trailing not far behind, 27 percent said the US should be less active.
Staying in the foreign policy realm, voters were then asked about President Trump’s approach to Russia. Only four percent said his approach was too tough, while 58 percent said it was not tough enough; 38 percent said it was about right.
With regard to his approach to China, 48 percent said the commander-in-chief was not tough enough, 15 percent said he was too tough and 36 percent said he was about right.
On North Korea, 57 percent of voters said Trump was not tough enough on the hermit kingdom, while a mere five percent said he was too tough. Like with Russia, 38 percent said his approach to North Korea was about right.
The numbers come just after CNN released its own early exit polling, which found that voters ranked saving the US economy over the surging coronavirus crisis as their most important issue.
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