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Questions - Importance of Issues - August 19-20, 25-26 & 29-30, 2013

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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters

Conducted August 19-20, 25-26 & 29-30, 2013

By Rasmussen Reports


1* I’m now going to read you a short list of issues in the news.  For each, please tell me how important that issue is in terms of how you will vote in the next congressional election.



Health Care

Job Creation

Government Ethics and Corruption

Government Spending



Social Security

Issues Affecting Small Business

Gun Control


National Security and War on Terror

Energy Policy


War in Afghanistan


NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence