View Poll Results: Which of these is the single most important issue for you in the 2016 election?

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  • I am right leaning, and the economy/jobs

    9 29.03%
  • I am right leaning, and the debt/deficit

    3 9.68%
  • I am right leaning, and healthcare

    0 0%
  • I am right leaning, and guns

    2 6.45%
  • I am right leaning, and abortion

    1 3.23%
  • I am left leaning, and the economy/jobs

    14 45.16%
  • I am left leaning, and the debt/deficit

    0 0%
  • I am left leaning, and healthcare

    1 3.23%
  • I am left leaning, and guns

    1 3.23%
  • I am left leaning, and abortion

    0 0%
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Thread: Most Important Issue For 2016 Election?

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    Re: Most Important Issue For 2016 Election?

    First of all, I find it difficult to cast a vote because I am not leaning. But to your questions,
    I like to think that jobs and the economy are the most important issues. People with well paying jobs have a better perspective on things. When people are struggling to make ends meet and are afraid to lose their jobs, they tend to be less cooperative to lend a helping hand to others, fund ventures that they know little about or disagree with (green energy i.e.).
    What's more, a sound economy and low unemployment assures revenue for most other necessities, like health care subsidies, entitlement programs, military, schools and so much more. But most importantly, it is our independence that is on the line. We need our jobs here, we have to stop borrowing money and becoming more dependent on countries that aren't very friendly.

    The second most important issue is getting rid of the self serving and power hungry politicians who only have their own interests at heart. Most of them give good lip service, but lets face it, they seem to be very pleased with themselves while our country is going to hell. Party, candidate, it matters not. I can count on one hand the politicians is trust just a bit.

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    Re: Most Important Issue For 2016 Election?

    The economy. It always is, well, almost always.

    I don't see how Hillary loses in 2016 unless the economy takes a huge hit. Then the party in the WH takes the blame, 'see 2008'.
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    Re: Most Important Issue For 2016 Election?

    I voted debt/deficit. I honestly believe that is a dead weight hanging on the neck of this country and it will drown us.

    I honestly believe that the most important function of the President is the nations security.

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    Re: Most Important Issue For 2016 Election?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Out of the list, which issue is the most important to you and how you will vote in the 2016 election, primary and/or general. I have these separated to left leaning and right leaning, if you are truly smack inm the center, well sorry, but limited to 10 options so you are out of luck, just post which is most important. Thank you for your participation, and please be patient while I enter all the poll options.
    Surprised you didn't include foreign policy/international affairs. Was there a particular reason for this?

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    Re: Most Important Issue For 2016 Election?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Surprised you didn't include foreign policy/international affairs. Was there a particular reason for this?
    To do it like I wanted, I was limited to 5 issues(5 * 2 = 10, max options for a poll here), so lots of things did not get listed, though probably foreign policy should have been. If I had it to do over again(and I might), I think I would forego the poll and ask people to assign number values for issues(ie 0 for least important, 10 for an issue you could not vote for some one who was not the exact same as you on the issue). The idea was to look at how left and right prioritize issues somewhat differently, but the format is not really making that work out well.
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    Re: Most Important Issue For 2016 Election?

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    Does anyone think that the conservatives will be helped by the fact that gay marriage isn't on the table anymore? One less social issue to stumble on?
    That's the company line.... but I don't really agree. All the democrats need to do if they want to make it in to an issue is claim "If Mr. Rubio were elected president, he would appoint a supreme court judge who will overturn this ruling. Vote for me and that will never happen."

    In other words, spin. If there's blood in the water and political points to be gained, they'll find a way to exploit it.

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    Re: Most Important Issue For 2016 Election?

    We have lots of festering issues, among them a constitutional crises between originalists and those who believe that it's a living document and it's words are like play dough which can be shaped and molded into anything the spur of the moment demands. Our freedoms are being eroded by a powerful federal government that is over regulatory and not guided by the concept of equality of opportunity but by the concept of equality of outcome. The next president should get the government out of the way of Americans who want to work hard and create which will unleash the economic engine which created this great nation.
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    Re: Most Important Issue For 2016 Election?

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    Does anyone think that the conservatives will be helped by the fact that gay marriage isn't on the table anymore? One less social issue to stumble on?


    Only if they're smarter than this guy.
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    Re: Most Important Issue For 2016 Election?

    I am left leaning, voted economy, jobs. Would have voted getting money totally out of politics as most important, but that choice wasn't listed.

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    Re: Most Important Issue For 2016 Election?

    This appears to be a kind of "I wish all the other, more important and really controversial issues would go away" poll. Immigration is going to be Numeral Uno. The role of the United States in the world is going to be second as we seem to have had no foreign policy for eight years. Maybe even the huge national debt tHat the Liberals have created. Deportation of Mexicans will move to the front as Trump continues.
    Last edited by Ray410; 07-09-15 at 09:30 PM.

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