What Is Your Voting Issue?

What Is Your Voting Issue?

With less than 100 days until the November elections, many voters have much to consider. According to the Washington Post, “Democrats would have you believe that the top issues for voters ahead of the midterm elections are global warming and social issues, such as abortion. But recent Gallup polling makes plain that economic issues are No. 1 in voters’ minds. In a poll from July 7-10, 2014, 41 percent of voters said they believe our net economic problems are ‘the most important problem facing this country today.’ Among the non-economic problems facing our country, the environment/pollution is seventeenth on the list, with less than one percent of voters listing it as the most important issue. And, oh by the way, abortion is 25th on that list.”

Why would anyone be surprised that the economy reigns as the number one issue when the national debt is at an unprecedented level, and many Americans are still searching for work? To the dismay of those who prefer social issues be at the forefront of political debate, that often-referenced phrase, key to 1990’s Democratic political strategy, still appears to reign supreme in representing the sentiments of Americans – “It’s the economy, stupid.”

 

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