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GALLUP: TOP CONCERNS

Concern over the war in Iraq appears to have risen dramatically in a new Gallup poll which asked the question, “In your view, what one or two issues should be the top priorities for the president and Congress to deal with at this time?”  Sixty-four percent of those surveyed from October 23-26 said Iraq, up from 47 percent who gave that answer in mid-September.  At the same time, just six percent named terrorism, along with the six percent who named national security. More results:    

                                    October    September    August     July      June

War in Iraq                         64             47              51          48         60

Economy                           18             13              16          15         18

Immigration                        15             14              12          13         19

Health care                         11             14              14           9          11

National security                   6               9                7           3           5

Terrorism                              6             11                9           4           5

Gas prices/energy                 6              11              15          17        14