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Trust & Importance on Issues: August 2008

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

Economy

79%

16%

3%

0%

Economy

51%

39%

+12

66%

24%

7%

2%

48%

44%

+4

65%

23%

8%

2%

44%

28%

+16

Iraq

59%

26%

9%

4%

Iraq

49%

40%

+9

Health Care

59%

24%

14%

2%

Health Care

52%

37%

+15

Education

59%

27%

11%

2%

Education

46%

36%

+10

55%

31%

12%

2%

45%

37%

+8

Taxes

55%

35%

8%

2%

Taxes

41%

44%

-3

Immigration

48%

29%

17%

4%

Immigration

45%

35%

+10

Abortion

37%

24%

21%

15%

Abortion

43%

36%

+7

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

44%

28%

+16

65%

23%

8%

2%

Health Care

52%

37%

+15

Health Care

59%

24%

14%

2%

Economy

51%

39%

+12

Economy

79%

16%

3%

0%

Education

46%

36%

+10

Education

59%

27%

11%

2%

Immigration

45%

35%

+10

Immigration

48%

29%

17%

4%

Iraq

49%

40%

+9

Iraq

41%

20%

22%

13%

Social Security

45%

37%

+8

Social Security

55%

31%

12%

2%

Abortion

43%

36%

+7

Abortion

37%

24%

21%

15%

Nat'l Security/ War on Terror

48%

44%

+4

Nat'l Security/ War on Terror

66%

24%

7%

2%

Taxes

41%

44%

-3

Taxes

55%

35%

8%

2%