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Poll Finds Education is Second Biggest Issue for November Elections

Poll Finds Education is Second Biggest Concern for November Elections

What determines your vote this November election?

According to the latest Reason-Rupe national telephone poll, nearly four out of 10 likely voters, 39 percent, say the economy is the number one issue influencing how they'll vote in the November elections. Education is the second most important issue to voters with 16 percent, followed by foreign policy at 15 percent. The other two important issues are immigration, 10 percent, and health care, 10 percent.

The poll determined that Democrats are twice as likely as Republicans to believe that education is the most important issue influencing their vote in the midterm elections, with 25 percent to 12 percent. Also, African Americans (36 percent) and Hispanics (25 percent) are more likely than Whites (14 percent) to rank education as their top concern. The Reason-Rupe national telephone poll conducted live interviews with 1,000 adults on cell phones and landlines on August 6-10, 2014.

Check out the poll results.

Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor 

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