South Carolina exit polls: Climate change slips as top priority vs. Iowa, New Hampshire
A voter in Columbia, South Carolina. Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images
South Carolina's Democratic primary voters were less likely to list climate change as a top issue compared to previous nominating contests, according to the AP's VoteCast exit polls.
The big picture: Health care, climate change and the economy have been the top 3 issues in each primary to this point.
- Iowa's top 5: Health care 37%, climate change 30%, economy 12%, foreign policy 8%, taxes 4%.
- New Hampshire's top 5: Health care 35%, climate change 33%, economy 11%, foreign policy 6%, immigration 4%.
- South Carolina's top 5: Health care 37%, economy 22%, climate change 14%, race relations 9%, gun policy 7%.
What's next: Polls close at 7 p.m. EST.