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Hey Washington, it’s still the economy

October 20, 2009

Politicians who have a red circle around Election Day in November 2010 would do well to have a look at a new poll by Public Strategies Inc. and Politico. USA-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.

The numbers:

–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.

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Photo credit: Reuters/Mike Theiler (shoppers at Virginia mall in September)

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When we talk about the economy,we talk about the democratic 800 lb legacy in the room.Unemployment is the standard that will be held against the democrats.A person out of work quickly looses partisanship to a political party and all that the politicians may try to say does not work.The practical change that we can expect now is from people coming here attracted by the prospect of work,to people coming here for the prospect of hand outs.

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