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Economy, Government Spending Top the List of Important Issues

Friday, February 15, 2013

The top three issues on voters’ minds these days all deal with the economy.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 72% consider the economy a Very Important issue, topping the list of 15 key issues tracked by Rasmussen Reports. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The economy is closely followed by government spending and job creation, which 71% of voters and 68% consider Very Important, respectively.

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Two national surveys of 1,000 Likely Voters each were conducted on February 10-11 & 12-13, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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