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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 08:37 AM
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Imagine if our media were to actually spend time on issues people care about instead if immigration
Edited on Mon Jun-25-07 08:38 AM by NNN0LHI
http://www.pollingreport.com/prioriti.htm

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Neil Newhouse (R). June 8-11, 2007. N=1,008 adults nationwide. MoE 3.1.

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"Let me list some issues that have been proposed for the federal government to address. Please tell me which one of these items you think should be the top priority for the federal government. " If more than one: "Well, if you had to choose just one, which do you think should be the top priority?"

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%
The war in Iraq 34
Health care 15
Illegal immigration 12
Terrorism 12
Job creation and economic growth 8
Energy and the cost of gas 6
The environment and global warming 6
Reducing the federal budget deficit 4
All equally (vol.) 3

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CBS News/New York Times Poll. May 18-23, 2007. N=1,125 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?" Open-ended

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%
War in Iraq
31
Economy/Jobs
8
Gas/Heating oil crisis
7
Immigration
7
Health care
5
Terrorism (general)
3
President Bush
3
Environment
3
Moral values/Family values
3
Poverty/Homelessness
3
Foreign policy
3
Other
19
Unsure
5

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CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. May 4-6, 2007. N=1,028 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"How important will each of the following issues be to your vote for president next year? Will it be extremely important, very important, moderately important, or not that important? . . ."

.

Extremely
Important Very
Important Moderately
Important Not That
Important Unsure
% % % % %
The situation in Iraq
51 37 9 2 -
.

Terrorism
45 35 14 6 -
.

Education
44 37 16 3 -
.

Health care
43 35 18 4 -
.

Gas prices
43 31 16 10 1
.

Corruption and ethical standards in government
41 36 17 7 -
.

The situation in Iran
38 39 17 5 1
.

Social Security and Medicare
38 37 20 4 -
.

The economy
33 46 16 4 -
.

Illegal immigration
31 32 26 10 1
.

Taxes
30 40 23 6 1
.

The federal budget deficit
30 34 26 9 2
.

Global warming
27 26 27 19 1
.

Abortion
27 24 24 24 1
.

Gun policy
26 26 29 17 2
.

Stem cell research
20 28 28 21 3
.

Policies toward gays and lesbians
13 15 30 41 1

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Gallup Poll. April 23-26, 2007. N=1,007 adults nationwide, drawn from Gallup's household panel, which was originally recruited through random selection methods. MoE 4.

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"In your view, what one or two issues should be the top priorities for the President and Congress to deal with at this time?" Open-ended. Multiple responses accepted.

.


%
Situation in Iraq/War 66
Poor health care/Cost of health care 20
Economy in general 14
Immigration/Illegal aliens 14
Fuel/Oil prices/Energy crisis 7
Environment/Pollution 5
National security 4
Education/Poor education/Access to educ. 4
Terrorism 4
Federal deficit/Federal debt 3
Social Security 3
Other 22
Unsure 1

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Diageo/Hotline Poll conducted by Financial Dynamics. March 29-April 1, 2007. N=800 registered voters nationwide. MoE 3.5.

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"Now I'm going to read to you a list of issues that the U.S. Congress may address. Which one of the following issues do you think should be the top priority for the U.S. Congress to address: ?" If "All": "If you absolutely had to choose, which one issue would you say should be the top priority?"

.

%
War in Iraq
26
Health care
13
Immigration
9
Economy/Jobs/Unemployment
9
Social Security/Medicare
8
Terrorism/Homeland security
8
Education
6
Gas prices
4
The actions of the executive branch/the President
3
The environment
1
All of the above (vol.)
13
Unsure
1

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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 08:39 AM
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1. It is amazing the amount of hand wringing that goes on about a few
geographical misfits (due to our illogical 1952 immigration laws) who do no real harm, when death and destruction, organized crime and pollution, are out there to worry about.

You'd think the lack of health care would bother people a lot more.

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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 08:44 AM
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2. And this is with the non-stop yammering by the likes of Lou Dobbs and Pat Buchanin for years
That is what is amazing to me.

I guess Lou Dobbs doesn't want to talk too much about the Iraq war which he supported with great fervor not so long ago.

Don
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 08:56 AM
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3. It amazes me how obssessed Lou is
Every night I work out on the elliptical machine at the gym, where they have a "theater" and you can get headphones and watch CNN or Faux Noise or whatever. I listen to music instead, but can still obviously read all their obnoxious headline banners.

Every night Lou Dobbs is going on at length about the "Amnesty Agenda."

It's like all the ills of the world are laid at the feet of these low paid workers who have no health benefits and are subject to deportation and have zero protections that the law gives Americans about wages and working hours, etc.

So if these people go back home to starve, that's going to end the war and pollution and solve global warming and end the corruption in Washington and make sure all those privileged native born Americans have jobs and health care? It's going to solve the problems of drugs and education, and put an end to organized crime?

Who is he kidding and what is his problem? Drunk drivers are way more dangerous than illegal aliens. Even speeding is more dangerous to others than just working in a geographical area you're not supposed to be in due to outdated 1952 restrictions (updated into a state of total and complete complications by constant "reform" which is really only mindless amending with no thought for the effect on the underlying structure).

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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 09:16 AM
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4. Don't you care if Lou Dobbs loses his job?! "Job creation and economic growth 8 "
Edited on Mon Jun-25-07 09:23 AM by blondeatlast
The issue that is so conveniently obscuredby the immigration issue.

I'd love to see a poll related to the household main breadwinner's perceived job security right now, something along the lines of: "How confident are you that in the next year, your employment at your current employer will stay the same, improve, or get worse?"

I don't think the answers would be positive...
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