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Economy Still Tops in Importance to Voters

Regardless of what is happening in the news, the economy remains the number one issue for voters.

New national telephone surveying shows that 80% of Likely U.S. Voters think the economy is Very Important in terms of how they will vote in the next congressional election, topping the list of 15 key issues tracked by Rasmussen Reports as it has for years. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The surveys of 1,000 Likely Voters each were conducted on April 11-12, 15-16, & 21-22, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error for each survey is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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