Issue #1 for president-elect?
Americans believe the economy will be the number one issue facing whomever is elected U.S. president in November.
In our national scientific polling, we asked Americans to identify the most important issue facing the newly-elected president.
In response, 75% said the economy, 13% said health care, 3% said terrorism, 3% said Iran, 6% said some other issue, and 2% expressed no opinion.
Americans of all political affiliations agreed: 78% of Democrats, 74% of Republicans, and 72% of independent pinpointed the economy as issue number one for the president-elect.
The poll’s demographic crosstabs: Poll Position crosstabs – number one issue.
Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,242 registered voters nationwide was conducted Feb. 12, 2012 and has a margin of error of ±3%. Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults.
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