Iraq, Economy, Healthcare, Immigration Top Vote Issues
Americans were asked to name, in their own words, what will be the most important issues they will take into account when deciding whom to vote for in next year’s presidential election. Thirty-six percent of Americans say Iraq, with the economy (16%), healthcare (15%), and illegal immigration (10%) mentioned next most often. Between 3% and 6% of Americans mention homeland security or military defense, taxes, the honesty and integrity of the candidate, abortion, domestic issues, Social Security reform, and international affairs. The survey was conducted Nov. 30-Dec. 2.