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That's what you think the issue is. And I'm sorry, but you're just sadly deluded. The polls bear out that the main issue of concern for the US is getting the hell out of Iraq. Health care comes in next, then Illegal immigration. Finally, we get to 'terrorism'. Sorry you don't get that yet, keep watching the polls, especially that question "what's the most important issue to you?"

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Neil Newhouse (R). June 8-11, 2007. N=1,008 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.1.

"Let me list some issues that have been proposed for the federal government to address. Please tell me which one of these items you think should be the top priority for the federal government. [See below.]" If more than one: "Well, if you had to choose just one, which do you think should be the top priority?"

 The war in Iraq 34  
 Health care 15  
 Illegal immigration 12  
 Terrorism 12  
 Job creation and economic growth 8  
 Energy and the cost of gas 6  
 The environment and global warming 6  
 Reducing the federal budget deficit 4  
 All equally (vol.) 3

Here's another in case that first was too complicated:

CBS News/New York Times Poll. May 18-23, 2007. N=1,125 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.

"What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?" Open-ended

 War in Iraq
 Gas/Heating oil crisis
 Health care
 Terrorism (general)
 President Bush
 Moral values/Family values
 Foreign policy

Here's another:

Gallup Poll. April 23-26, 2007. N=1,007 adults nationwide, drawn from Gallup's household panel, which was originally recruited through random selection methods. MoE ± 4.

"In your view, what one or two issues should be the top priorities for the President and Congress to deal with at this time?" Open-ended. Multiple responses accepted.

 Situation in Iraq/War 66    
 Poor health care/Cost of health care 20    
 Economy in general 14    
 Immigration/Illegal aliens 14    
 Fuel/Oil prices/Energy crisis 7    
 Environment/Pollution 5    
 National security 4    
 Education/Poor education/Access to educ. 4    
 Terrorism 4    
 Federal deficit/Federal debt 3    
 Social Security 3    
 Other 22    
 Unsure 1    

Furthermore, I think the Bush's obvious failure to prepare for another terrorist attack is driving whatever concerns remain about terrorism. The problem, in short, isn't what's happened. That's done. That was fucked up while Bush was president. What you really should be worried about is how much MORE dangerous Bush's actions have actually made the world--from 9/11 onward. And how much MORE vulnerable the rest of the world is as a result of the disastrous occupation of Iraq (where we've created the world's first continously non-stop disintegrating nation state devoted almost entirely to intercine warfare and terrorists training)  and the screwed up adventure in Afghanistan (where I hear the poppy crop is most excellent this year).

by delicatemonster (delicatemons@delicatemonster.com) on Thu Jun 21st, 2007 at 12:39:48 AM EST
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