Wednesday, July 28, 2010

What issues are Americans concerned about? Economy, ethics and corruption, health care, and taxes.

What issues are Americans concerned about? According to a Rasmussen Poll, number one, not surprisingly, is the economy at 85%. Next is government ethics & corruption at 72%. Then health care 70%. Then taxes at 66%. Interestingly, terrorism and national security came in 7th at 57%.

Rasmussen notes that interest in taxes has jumped 10 points from May.

The number of U.S. Voters who view the issue of Taxes as Very Important has jumped 10 points from May to its highest level ever in Rasmussen Reports tracking. Still, Taxes rank fourth on a list of 10 issues regularly tracked by Rasmussen Reports.

The economy (85%), government ethics and corruption (72%), and health care (70%) are the top three issues....

Just below government ethics and corruption is the issue of health care, with 70% of voters placing this issue at the top of the list.....

Sixty-one percent (61%) of voters nationwide now expect the cost of health care to go up under the new health care reform law, the highest level of pessimism measured since the law was passed in March. Most want the law repealed.

The tax issue will continue to rise in importance if Congress lets taxes rise with the expiration of the Bush tax cuts.

I think it's interesting that ethics and government corruption are very important to people; rated number 12. While terrorism is way down the list.

1 comment:

Herb said...

yes, and gay marriage is not one those topics.