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CBS News early exit poll information says 60 percent of voters consider economy most important issue

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UNDATED (WKZO) -- CBS News has released early exit poll information on Tuesday night election. The early poll says that 60% of voters are focused on the economy as their most important issue followed by health care at 17%, deficit at 15% and foreign policy at 4%.

Other data from the poll is below.

BIGGEST ECONOMIC PROBLEM

Unemployment                       40%

Rising prices                            37

Taxes                                       13

Housing market                         8

 

24% rate the economy as good, 75% say it is bad. 

 

DIRECTION OF ECONOMY

Getting better                          39%

Getting worse                         31

Staying the same                     28

 

FAMILY’S FINANCES

                                                2012                2008

Better today                            24%                 24%

Worse today                            34                    42

About the same                       41                    34

 

U.S. ECONOMIC SYSTEM

Favors wealthy                        53%

Fair to most Americans           41

 

MOST IMPORTANT CANDIDATE QUALITY

Shares my values                     28%

Is a strong leader                     19

Cares about people                  20

Has vision for the future         29

 

Just 8% of voters decided which candidate to support in the last few days.  11% decided in October, 79% before that. 

 

46% say the country is headed in the right direction, but 52% say it is off on the wrong track. 

 

DIRECTION OF COUNTRY

                                                2012                2008                2004

Right direction                        46%                 20%                 49%

Wrong track                            52                    75                    46

 

 

41% think the government should do to solve problems, 53% say it is doing too many things better left to businesses and individuals.

 

ROLE OF GOVERNMENT

                                                2012                2008

Should do more                      41%                 51%

Is doing too much                   53                    43

 

OBAMA’S POLICIES FAVOR

Rich                             10%

Middle class                43

Poor                             31

 

ROMNEY’S POLICIES FAVOR

Rich                             52%

Middle class                36

Poor                               2

 

IMPORTANCE OF OBAMA’S HURRICANE RESPONSE

Most important factor             15%

Important factor                      26

Minor/not a factor                   55

 

HEALTH CARE LAW

Repeal all                    26%

Repeal some                23

Leave as is                   18

Expand                        25

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