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Trust & Importance on Issues

The top table below ranks the issues in order of importance to voters. The second table ranks the issues by the Democrats’ advantage on the issue. (See Results for Last Month )

Importance of Issues in Next Congressional Election
October 2008
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October 2008
Issue
Very Impt.
Somewhat Impt.
Not Very Impt.
Not at All Impt.
Issue
Dems
GOPs
Net Dem Advtg.

Economy

80%

15%

3%

1%

Economy

51%

38%

+13

Gov't Ethics &
Corruption

69%

20%

6%

1%

Gov't Ethics &
Corruption

40%

30%

+10

Nat'l
Security/War
on Terror

64%

28%

6%

1%

Nat'l
Security/War
on Terror

47%

44%

+3

Education

63%

26%

9%

1%

Education

53%

34%

+19

Healthcare

59%

27%

11%

2%

Healthcare

54%

34%

+20

Taxes

57%

31%

10%

0%

Taxes

47%

42%

+5

Iraq

55%

32%

10%

2%

Iraq

47%

42%

+5

Social Security

54%

33%

11%

1%

Social Security

49%

37%

+12

Abortion

42%

24%

18%

12%

Abortion

47%

38%

+9

Immigration

41%

34%

19%

3%

Immigration

40%

38%

+2

Trust More on Issues
October 2008
Importance of Issues in Next Congressional Election
October 2008
Issue
Dems
GOPs
Net Dem Advtg.
Issue
Very Impt.
Somewhat Impt.
Not Very Impt.
Not at All Impt.

Health Care

54%

34%

+20

Health Care

59%

27%

11%

2%

Education

53%

34%

+19

Education

63%

26%

9%

1%

Economy

51%

38%

+13

Economy

80%

15%

3%

1%

Social Security

49%

37%

+12

Social Security

54%

33%

11%

1%

Gov't Ethics &
Corruption

40%

30%

+10

Gov't Ethics &
Corruption

69%

20%

6%

1%

Abortion

47%

38%

+9

Abortion

42%

24%

18%

12%

Taxes

47%

42%

+5

Taxes

57%

31%

10%

0%

Iraq

47%

42%

+5

Iraq

55%

32%

10%

2%

Nat'l Security/ War on Terror

47%

44%

+3

Nat'l Security/ War on Terror

64%

28%

6%

1%

Immigration

40%

38%

+2

Immigration

41%

34%

19%

3%

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