Voters Trust Dems More on Most Issues, but Not Their Candidates

Posted April 26, 2008 at 11:37am

Voters generally trust Democrats more than Republicans on key issues but when it comes down to the specific of actual candidates, they trust John McCain more than Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll conducted April 21-24. The margin of error for these results is 3.5 percent.

Here is Rasmussen’s issue-by-issue rundown:

– Economy: Voters trust the Democrats to better handle this issue by a 48 percent to 40 percent margin. But they trust McCain over Clinton by 47 percent to 42 percent and over Obama by 46 percent to 39 percent.

– Iraq: Voters are closely divided – 45 percent say the trust the Democrats against 43 percent who favor the Republicans. McCain is trusted over Clinton by 50 percent to 40 percent and over Obama by 48 percent to 39 percent.