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Survey: Economy Top Concern for US Voters

November 4, 2008

An exit poll conducted by the Associated Press says the economy is by far the top issue on voters' minds as Election Day arrives.

The AP exit poll finds six in 10 voters across the country picked the economy as the most important issue facing the nation. None of four other issues on the list - energy, Iraq, terrorism and health care - was picked by more than one in 10.

Not surprisingly, voters also have a very sour view of the condition of the nation's economy. About half said it's poor and nearly as many said the economy is not good. The results are based on a preliminary partial sample of nearly 10,000 voters in Election Day exit polls and telephone interviews over the past week for early voters.


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