Voters' priorities in the 2012 elections, as of September 2012

2012 election: voters' priorities as of September This survey shows the opinion of registered voters on the main issues in the 2012 elections in the United States. During the survey period, it was found that the economy was a very important issue for 87 percent of registered voters.
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Percent of voters saying each is "very important" to their vote
Economy87%
Jobs83%
Health Care74%
Education69%
Budget deficit68%
Taxes66%
Medicare65%
Terrorism60%
Foreign policy60%
Energy55%
Abortion46%
Immigration41%
Percent of voters saying each is "very important" to their vote
Economy87%
Jobs83%
Health Care74%
Education69%
Budget deficit68%
Taxes66%
Medicare65%
Terrorism60%
Foreign policy60%
Energy55%
Abortion46%
Immigration41%
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This survey shows the opinion of registered voters on the main issues in the 2012 elections in the United States. During the survey period, it was found that the economy was a very important issue for 87 percent of registered voters.
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Release date
September 2012
Region
United States
Survey time period
September 12 to 16, 2012
Number of respondents
2,424 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Special properties
Registered voters
Method of interview
Telephone interview
Supplementary notes
Multiple responses were allowed.

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