2024 Election: Unveiling the Most Important Issues to America’s Voters

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Top 20 Issues to U.S. Voters for the 2024 Election

As the United States grapples with a myriad of challenges, the priorities and concerns of American voters play a crucial role in shaping the national agenda. From economic stability to social justice, voters are deeply invested in a range of issues that impact their daily lives and the future of the nation. Here, we explore the top 20 issues that consistently resonate with the American electorate.

1. Climate Change and Environmental Policy

The growing awareness of climate change has propelled environmental concerns to the forefront of political discussions. Voters are increasingly looking for comprehensive policies to address environmental challenges and promote sustainable practices.

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The Biden administration helps broker a deal to save the Colorado River

Climate change and decades of overuse have shrunk the Colorado River and are forcing the seven states that use the river to negotiate how to divvy up cuts or risk it going dry. At stake is the water for 40 million people from Wyoming to the U.S.-Mexico border as well as powerhouse farming operations that irrigate some of the country’s most productive farmland.

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2. COVID-19 Pandemic

The global COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped priorities, emphasizing the importance of public health, healthcare infrastructure, and crisis management. Voters are keenly interested in how leaders respond to and manage the ongoing challenges posed by the pandemic.

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The Domino Effect: Unraveling the Costly Consequences of Gross Mismanagement during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Uncover the far-reaching consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic’s gross mismanagement, from financial losses and fraud to death, disability, labor shortages, and supply chain chaos. Explore how the breakdown in crisis response has led to inflationary reactions and, critically, a deterioration of public trust in medical institutions and scientists. This article delves into the interconnected web of challenges, shedding light on the multifaceted repercussions of poor decision-making during this unprecedented global crisis.

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3. Criminal Justice Reform

Issues related to criminal justice, including police reform, incarceration policies, and efforts to address systemic inequalities, have gained prominence. Calls for reform aim to create a fair and equitable justice system.

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Biden recommends loosening federal restrictions on marijuana

Since the Nixon administration, marijuana has been classified in federal law in the same category as LSD and heroin — drugs categorized as having a high propensity for addiction and no known medical value. In October 2022, as more and more states have moved to legalize cannabis, Biden issued an executive order directing the Department of Health and Human Services to conduct a review of all available cannabis science and recommend whether the classification of marijuana should be changed.

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4. Economic Issues

The state of the economy, including job creation, wages, and taxation, remains a perennial concern for voters. Economic policies impact the financial well-being of individuals and families across the nation.

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Expanded overtime guarantees for millions

President Barack Obama late in his second term oversaw a regulation that called for workers making up to $47,476 to be automatically entitled to time-and-a-half overtime pay. The move infuriated businesses and Republicans, who sought to block the rule in both Congress and the courts. Donald Trump’s election and a Texas judge’s ruling in 2016 led the Labor Department to revisit the matter and set a significantly lower threshold of $35,568.

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5. Education

The quality of education, access to affordable schooling, and concerns about student loan debt resonate with voters. Education policies are central to shaping the future workforce and fostering social mobility.

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Trump’s Hollow Claim about ‘Inner Cities

President Donald Trump claimed that his administration is “spending a lot of money on the inner cities.” But there has been little change in spending so far, and his first budget proposes to cut or eliminate funding for some programs that benefit cities.

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A penalty for college programs that trap students in debt

For decades, the federal government has gone back and forth on the best way to solve the problem of workers who struggle to earn a living after graduating from the country’s for-profit colleges or career training programs. The Obama administration first laid out specific metrics requiring schools who want access to a lucrative stream of government funds to prove that its graduates are prepared for “gainful employment” and don’t end up with lots of student debt relative to their income. But Obama’s team never fully implemented its rules after lengthy legal fights. The Trump administration eventually scrapped the effort. Then Biden won office, and revived Obama’s plan — with a twist.

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6. Gun Control

Debates over gun rights, regulations, and efforts to curb gun violence continue to be significant. Voters are interested in how political leaders address these complex issues while respecting individual rights.

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Gun violence prevention and gun safety get a boost

After the 2022 massacre of 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, the Biden administration called for stricter gun legislation. Uvalde spurred the first significant gun safety law in 30 years, which Biden signed in June of 2022, and the president took further action on his own.

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Unfounded Claims About Colorado Gunman

A social media post is spreading baseless claims that the shooter accused of killing 10 people in Boulder, Colorado, came to the U.S. “Illegally from [M]exico and purchased the firearm from a guy that sells stolen guns.” Law enforcement officials say the suspect came to the U.S. from Syria as a child, and the gun used was legally purchased.

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8. Immigration

Immigration policies, border security, and the treatment of undocumented immigrants are subjects that evoke diverse opinions among voters. The nation’s approach to immigration remains a crucial aspect of political discourse.

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Ad Misleads on Percentage Increase in Fentanyl Seizures Under Biden

The overall increase in fentanyl seized at the southwest border under President Joe Biden is nowhere near as high as a Republican ad misleadingly claims. U.S. border officials seized 13,021 pounds of the drug in Biden’s first full 15 months in office, which is 70% more than the 7,677 pounds seized in Donald Trump’s last full 15 months as president.

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7. Healthcare

Access to affordable and quality healthcare, along with discussions about the healthcare system’s overall effectiveness, is a key consideration for voters. The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified focus on public health infrastructure.

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Explore the complexities of late-term abortions, delving into the medical scenarios where these decisions become necessary. This article sheds light on the sensitive considerations surrounding severe fetal abnormalities and maternal health risks, emphasizing the importance of compassionate communication, support, and informed decision-making in navigating these challenging situations.

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Making medication more accessible through telemedicine

During the Covid public health emergency, the federal government took several steps to make it easier to access health care via telemedicine. Most of those measures have ended. But one of the regulations that Biden held in place allows many controlled substances like Adderall for ADHD treatment, testosterone for gender-affirming care and buprenorphine to treat opioid use disorder to be prescribed without first having an in-person visit. In-person-visit requirements have traditionally been used to prevent fraud and abuse.

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9. Income Inequality

Concerns about the growing gap between the wealthy and the rest of society highlight broader issues of economic inequality. Voters seek policies that address disparities and promote economic opportunities for all.

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The Economic Impact of Universal Basic Healthcare: A Cost-Saving Revolution

Explore the potential economic impact of Universal Basic Healthcare in the United States. Despite logistical challenges, recent studies project annual savings of $500 billion, challenging the notion that UBH is a financial burden. Discover how administrative efficiency, preventive care, and negotiating power could revolutionize the nation’s healthcare system, leading to a healthier population and substantial cost savings for American taxpayers.

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Giving smaller food producers a boost

Soaring food prices and supply chain crunches for meat and other staples during the Covid-19 pandemic drew attention to the highly consolidated agriculture sector, in which key sectors like meatpacking are dominated by a handful of “Big Ag” behemoths. Biden entered office promising to crack down on food monopolies and support small and midsize U.S. farmers, whose numbers have cratered in recent decades.

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Expanded overtime guarantees for millions

President Barack Obama late in his second term oversaw a regulation that called for workers making up to $47,476 to be automatically entitled to time-and-a-half overtime pay. The move infuriated businesses and Republicans, who sought to block the rule in both Congress and the courts. Donald Trump’s election and a Texas judge’s ruling in 2016 led the Labor Department to revisit the matter and set a significantly lower threshold of $35,568.

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10. Infrastructure

Investments in infrastructure, including transportation, utilities, and technology, are essential for economic development and quality of life. Voters look to leaders to address aging infrastructure and promote modernization.

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Transformative Investments: Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Fuels $17 Billion Boost for Ports and Waterways

Explore the transformative impact of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, channeling $17 billion into vital ports and waterways. From completed projects like Georgia’s Noyes Cut to ongoing initiatives at major ports, witness the nation’s infrastructure revitalization in action. Discover how these investments are reshaping economic landscapes and fortifying America’s competitive edge on the global stage.

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Fixing bridges, building tunnels and expanding broadband
Fixing bridges, building tunnels and expanding broadband

Successive presidents tried for so many years to pass infrastructure legislation that it became a running joke in Washington. Maybe that’s one reason polls show that voters don’t know that Biden finally broke that logjam, and did it with support from lawmakers of both political parties. It was the kind of historic investment — following years of deferred needs — that previous presidents had tried and failed to achieve.

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Dark Brandon
Renewable power is the No. 2 source of electricity in the U.S. — and climbing

Biden entered the White House putting climate change and job creation from the expansion of a clean energy economy at the top of his agenda — an about-face from energy policy during the Trump administration. At the time, renewable energy sources were already on the rise and the industry was optimistic about its future, especially buoyed by promises from the new president to invest trillions of dollars into clean energy development and research, and the global trend toward cleaner forms of power.

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11. Jobs and Employment

Job creation, workforce development, and policies that support employment opportunities are integral to voters’ concerns. A robust job market contributes to economic stability and individual prosperity.

Fixing bridges, building tunnels and expanding broadband
Fixing bridges, building tunnels and expanding broadband

Successive presidents tried for so many years to pass infrastructure legislation that it became a running joke in Washington. Maybe that’s one reason polls show that voters don’t know that Biden finally broke that logjam, and did it with support from lawmakers of both political parties. It was the kind of historic investment — following years of deferred needs — that previous presidents had tried and failed to achieve.

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Union-busting gets riskier

Federal labor law has been essentially frozen since the Taft-Hartley Act passed over President Harry Truman’s veto in 1947, leaving Republicans and Democrats to engage in decadeslong trench warfare at the National Labor Relations Board to nudge legal precedents and enforcement standards in their preferred direction. The result has been an ever-escalating series of policy shifts when the balance of power in Washington flips from one party to the other that puts the fate of disputes between employers and workers in the balance.

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The Devastating Toll: Atlantic City’s Investment in Trump and Its Impact on Local Workers and Contractors

Explore the aftermath of Atlantic City’s investment in Trump, as the once-thriving casino empire crumbled, leaving local workers and contractors in economic despair. Uncover the devastating toll on employment, the struggles of the community, and the lasting scars on the city’s economic landscape. A cautionary tale of broken promises and the imperative of responsible development for sustainable futures.

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12. National Security

Issues related to national security, including terrorism and military engagements, remain central to voters’ considerations. A secure nation is seen as a prerequisite for societal well-being.

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Cracking down on cyberattacks

During Biden’s first six months in office, government agencies and critical companies were beset by cyberattacks. These incidents included the SolarWinds hack, which involved Russian government hackers infiltrating around a dozen agencies for at least a year. Ransomware attacks were also a major source of concern, with the administration forced to reckon with Colonial Pipeline, the source of almost half of the East Coast’s fuel supply, shutting down operations in May 2021. In the years since, cybersecurity concerns have only increased, including a Chinese-linked breach last year that impacted email accounts at the Commerce and State departments, skyrocketing new vulnerabilities opened up by the use of artificial intelligence technologies, and new geopolitical-linked targeting of critical systems.

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Preventing another Jan. 6

Trump and his supporters caused chaos throughout the certification of the 2020 election in Congress, pushing slates of “fake electors,” pressuring then-Vice President Mike Pence to toss out the votes from legitimate electors, and even after the counting of electoral votes was interrupted by insurrectionists, pro-Trump Republicans in both chambers voted to object to the results. When it was over, there was a sense that the holes in our election certification process needed to be plugged.

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The U.S. is producing more oil than anytime in history

Biden came into office after having promised to slash oil production on public land. Canceling the Keystone XL pipeline during his first week in office seemed to confirm the image of him as a president who would happily throttle the country’s oil industry while showering the renewable energy industry with government dollars. But things turned out a little differently.

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13. Political Corruption and Ethics

Voters express increasing concern about political corruption and ethical standards in government. Calls for transparency and accountability resonate across the political spectrum.

rump got personally involved in negotiations for Boeing’s Air Force One replacement soon after he took office, bragging on Twitter that he had successfully reduced the price of the contract with Boeing by “over $1 billion.” Soon after, Boeing agreed to a $3.9 billion contract with the Air Force stipulating the company would be responsible for any cost overruns on the planes. But Trump’s involvement in the project didn’t stop there. In 2019, he told ABC News he wanted a new red, white and blue paint scheme, which bore a striking resemblance to his private 757. When Biden took office, he was faced with a decision on whether to keep Trump’s paint scheme, or go back to the traditional colors.
Biden scraps Trump’s paint scheme for Air Force One

Trump got personally involved in negotiations for Boeing’s Air Force One replacement soon after he took office, bragging on Twitter that he had successfully reduced the price of the contract with Boeing by “over $1 billion.” Soon after, Boeing agreed to a $3.9 billion contract with the Air Force stipulating the company would be responsible for any cost overruns on the planes. But Trump’s involvement in the project didn’t stop there. In 2019, he told ABC News he wanted a new red, white and blue paint scheme, which bore a striking resemblance to his private 757. When Biden took office, he was faced with a decision on whether to keep Trump’s paint scheme, or go back to the traditional colors.

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14. Political Polarization and Governance

The widening political divide and the effectiveness of government institutions are pressing concerns for voters. Achieving bipartisan solutions and fostering effective governance are key considerations.

15. Racial and Social Justice

Promoting equality, addressing systemic racism, and advocating for social justice are pivotal issues in contemporary political discourse. Voters seek leaders who champion inclusivity and fairness.

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Universal Basic Income (UBI) and Human Dignity: A Path to Independent Basic Needs Fulfillment

Explore the transformative impact of Universal Basic Income (UBI) on human dignity. Discover how UBI, by ensuring every individual’s access to basic needs, fosters autonomy, reduces stigma, and enhances mental well-being, creating a more inclusive and harmonious society. Join the conversation on how UBI can be a catalyst for positive change and a pathway to a dignified and equitable future.

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Preventing discriminatory mortgage lending

In 1977, Congress passed a law to combat a practice known as redlining, where for decades the government had discouraged lenders from extending mortgage loans to borrowers in Black neighborhoods. The law requires banks to lend to creditworthy lower-income people in the same neighborhoods where they have branches that take deposits. But the growth of the internet and mobile banking have made those rules increasingly obsolete. Banks, in effect, had a major presence in many neighborhoods where they had no branches.

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16. Taxation

Tax policies, including rates and structures, impact individuals and businesses. Voters scrutinize tax proposals as they assess their implications for economic growth and income distribution.

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Financing Universal Basic Income: A Comprehensive Approach

Explore the financial landscape of Universal Basic Income (UBI) in the U.S. Discover estimated costs, potential savings from universal healthcare, welfare service consolidation, and technological advancements. Delve into the proposal of a Value-Added Tax (VAT) on national GDP for budget balancing. Uncover intangible benefits, including reduced poverty and crime, contributing to an enhanced quality of life. Gain insights into a comprehensive approach to financing UBI and its potential societal impact.

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17. Terrorism

The ongoing threat of terrorism remains a significant concern for voters. National security policies that address terrorism while safeguarding civil liberties are critical considerations.

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Guardians of Security: A Unified Front in Preventing Terrorism

Explore the collaborative efforts of key agencies, including the FBI, CIA, NCTC, DHS, FIUs, cybersecurity entities, CBP, and local law enforcement, in an unyielding mission to prevent terrorism. Discover the indispensable roles each plays in creating a unified front against threats, safeguarding nations, and fostering a safer world.

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18. Trade Policies

Global trade agreements and the nation’s stance on international trade impact the economy and job markets. Voters weigh the benefits and drawbacks of various trade policies.

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Trump Exaggerates China Trade Impact on Farmers

At his rally in Iowa, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that the new trade agreement with China “will boost American agriculture by $50 billion every year.” China agreed to increase agricultural purchases by $12.5 billion this year and $19.5 billion next year compared with 2017 levels.

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The U.S. is producing more oil than anytime in history

Biden came into office after having promised to slash oil production on public land. Canceling the Keystone XL pipeline during his first week in office seemed to confirm the image of him as a president who would happily throttle the country’s oil industry while showering the renewable energy industry with government dollars. But things turned out a little differently.

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19. Veterans' Issues

The well-being of veterans, including healthcare, employment opportunities, and support services, is a matter of national importance. Voters seek leaders committed to honoring and assisting those who have served.

20. Voting Rights and Electoral Reform

Ensuring fair and accessible elections is fundamental to the democratic process. Voters express interest in policies that protect voting rights and enhance the integrity of the electoral system.

The Last Word

In conclusion, the diverse and dynamic landscape of American politics reflects the multifaceted concerns of its voters. The issues outlined above represent a snapshot of the priorities shaping the nation’s agenda, illustrating the complex interplay of economic, social, and political factors. As the country evolves, so too will the issues that capture the attention and influence the decisions of American voters.

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