These answers are from a new Kaiser Foundation poll:


What do you think is the most important problem for the president and Congress to address? Is there another problem you think is almost as important? (open-ended)

Issue
Rank
Total Republicans Democrats Independents
1 Iraq (54%) Iraq (53%) Iraq (62%) Iraq (52%)
2 Health care (29) Health care (22) Health care (36) Health care (31)
3 Economy (16) Economy (19) Economy (15) Economy (16)
4 Immigration (12) Immigration (13) Immigration (9) Immigration (16) †
5 Frustration w/gov’t (6) Terrorism (11) Education (6) Frustration w/gov’t (7)
6 Terrorism (5) Taxes (6) Frustration w/gov’t (5) Terrorism (5)

Thinking about the campaign for the presidential election in 2008, what two issues would you most like to hear the presidential candidates talk about? (open-ended)

Issue
Rank
Total Republicans Democrats Independents
1 Iraq (44%) Iraq (42%) Iraq (48%) Iraq (44%)
2 Health care (38) Health care (30) Health care (45) Health care (39)
3 Economy (18) Economy (16) Economy (21) Economy (18)
4 Immigration (12) Immigration (15) Immigration (9) Immigration (13)
5 Education (7) Terrorism (12) Education (8) Education (8)
6 Taxes (7) † Taxes (10) Social Security (6) Terrorism (8) †
7 Social Security (6) Education (8) Taxes (4) Taxes (7)
8 Terrorism (6) † Morality issues (7) Environment (4) † Social Security (7) †

† indicates a tie with item directly above


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