Raising Women’s Voices

SURVEY: MEN JOIN WOMEN CALLING HEALTH CARE A PRIORITY VOTING ISSUE

Posted in Uncategorized by raisingwomensvoices on October 23, 2008

Independent Women Especially Focused on Health Care
Although health care is currently seen as one of the significant issues in the presidential election, ranked right below the economy, women were mainly the ones demanding a change in health care. Now though, men are starting to agree with many female voters in seeing Health care as a major concern, according to a new poll described on last week’s RWV national call by Celinda Lake, president of Lake Research Partners.
 
The survey of 1,500 likely voters across the country was conducted by Lake Research for the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease. While 64 percent of likely voters said the economy was the most important or second most important voting issue, 21 percent chose health care. In terms of voters’ personal concerns, health care ranked at the top, with 38 percent saying it was most important or second most important issue.

“Interestingly, the target voters, independent women, are particularly focused on health care as an important issue,” “Women have traditionally been the health care decision makers, and that’s translated over to politics, too.”
 
Men, who previously have been more focused on energy issues, national security, and the war in Iraq, are closing the gap with women in ranking health care as a major concern, Lake said.
 
See Celinda Lake’s powerpoint presentation of these survey results at www.raisingwomensvoices.net.

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