Health care, gun issues helped Manchin

(AP)- Democrat Joe Manchin’s successful re-election to the U.S. Senate was aided by overwhelming support from West Virginia voters who ranked health care, gun policy or the environment among top issues, according to an innovative nationwide survey of the American electorate.

AP VoteCast found that three-fourths or more of voters who said they were most concerned about one of those issues chose Manchin over Republican Patrick Morrisey.

Morrisey, a two-term state attorney general and staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, won only about a quarter of the vote among those who consider themselves independent. He won less than 1 in 10 votes among those who disapprove of Trump.



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