Gallup again points out for all the Republicans out there — It’s the economy, stupid!
I’m not sure how much more plainly it has to be said. Here, let Gallup try:
More than 9 in 10 U.S. registered voters say the economy is extremely (45%) or very important (47%) to their vote in this year’s presidential election. Unemployment, the federal budget deficit, and the 2010 healthcare law also rank near the top of the list of nine issues tested in a Feb. 16-19 USA Today/Gallup poll. Voters rate social issues such as abortion and gay marriage as the least important.
If making the point graphically will help, here it is:
The top 5 or 6 are your winners. Any questions?
And in case that didn’t quite sink in and you still want to argue about it, try this one:
Are we getting through yet? Is it starting to get clearer? Any talk about anything other than the top 5 or 6 topics, and preferably the top 3 or 4, is a distraction, waste of time and will see voters, especially those in the middle column critical to any electoral win, tune you out.
It is the economy, stupid. That’s what the people are concerned with, what they’re most likely to base their vote on and what they expect you to be talking about.
Take a hint.