Super Tuesday exit polls measure voters' healthcare views: 5 things to know

In Super Tuesday's aftermath, Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton came out overwhelmingly in the lead.

Results show Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) secured wins in Colorado, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Vermont. In the quickly narrowing Republican race, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) took Minnesota, while Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) won in Alaska, Oklahoma and Texas primaries. Ohio Gov. John Kasich and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson were unable to win any states.

As voters exited the polls in the Super Tuesday primary states, pollsters gauged their take on the candidates and how much healthcare policies swayed their choice. Here, from around the web, are five things to know about Super Tuesday exit polls on healthcare.

1. Both Republican and Democratic voters say the economy and jobs are the No. 1 issue in America, ahead of healthcare, according to CBS News.

2. More Super Tuesday states, save Vermont, preferred to continue President Barack Obama's policies than implement more liberal policies in Democratic exit polls, ABC News reported. In all states except Vermont, between roughly 40 to 70 percent of voters supported continuing President Obama's policies over a more liberal agenda.

3. Ms. Clinton is rated highest for voter trust on healthcare, according to The Atlantic. The report suggests this may be part of the reason why Ms. Clinton did so well in Super Tuesday states, which generally are not very healthy. Five of yesterday's voting states are among the bottom 10 on America's Health Rankings, and many have not expanded Medicaid, according to the report. Democratic voters in these states may have preferred Ms. Clinton because they were adverse to the more experimental healthcare plan presented by Sen. Sanders, according to the report.

4. Ms. Clinton's gained voter trust in healthcare was reflected in Tennessee, where six in 10 Democratic voters say healthcare or the economy was their top issue, according to ABC News. Ms. Clinton won in this state.

5. The general absence of healthcare in coverage of Republican exit polls indicates it was not a top issue among Republicans voting on Tuesday.


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