Swing* voters' priorities in the 2012 elections, as of September 2012

2012 election: swing voters' priorities by candidate preference This survey shows the opinion of registered voters, who are yet undecided on who they'll vote for, or only lean towards a candidat, on the main issues in the 2012 elections in the United States. It was found that the economy is a very important issue regarding the vote of 85 percent of undecided registered voters.
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Percent of voters saying each is "very important" to their vote
Economy85%
Education74%
Jobs74%
Health Care65%
Budget deficit63%
Medicare61%
Terrorism57%
Taxes57%
Energy54%
Foreign policy45%
Immigration39%
Abortion34%
Percent of voters saying each is "very important" to their vote
Economy85%
Education74%
Jobs74%
Health Care65%
Budget deficit63%
Medicare61%
Terrorism57%
Taxes57%
Energy54%
Foreign policy45%
Immigration39%
Abortion34%
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This survey shows the opinion of registered voters, who are yet undecided on who they'll vote for, or only lean towards a candidat, on the main issues in the 2012 elections in the United States. It was found that the economy is a very important issue regarding the vote of 85 percent of undecided 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
* Swing voters are definded as undecided voters, who only lean towards a candidate or say there is a chance they will change their mind.

Multiple responses were allowed.

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