Hey Washington, it’s still the economy
It says voters choose the economy by a two-to-one margin over other issues in determining how they will vote in that midterm congressional election.
–45 percent consider the economy the most important issue in deciding their vote.
–21 percent chose government spending.
–20 percent picked a U.S. healthcare overhaul.
–9 percent chose the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as their big issues.
–4 percent picked climate change.
President Obama came out all right in the poll. His numbers have dropped from 66 percent back in March to 54 percent now, but it has stabilized at that level.
See the whole poll here.
Photo credit: Reuters/Mike Theiler (shoppers at Virginia mall in September)