Gallup Poll | What Do Americans Want? More Jobs, Less Govt Corruption

Americans Want Next President to Prioritize Jobs, Corruption

Lowest priorities are taxing wealthy and environmental problems

PRINCETON, NJ — Creating good jobs, reducing corruption in the federal government, and reducing the federal budget deficit score highest when Americans rate 12 issues as priorities for the next president to address. Americans assign much less importance to increasing taxes on wealthy Americans and dealing with environmental concerns.

Next, how important a priority should each of the following issues be for the next president -- extremely important, very important, somewhat important, or not that important. How about -- [RANDOM ORDER]? July 2012 results

The results are based on a July 19-22 USA Today/Gallup poll. Job creation’s position at the top of the list is consistent with various measures of issue salience or importance Gallup has asked this year. Corruption in government usually ranks as an important issue when it is asked about specifically, though it is not as top-of-mind as jobs or the economy.

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3 Responses to “Gallup Poll | What Do Americans Want? More Jobs, Less Govt Corruption”
  1. Mystify says:

    Why isnt fix the housing crisis not on that list that should be number 1

  2. Peter J. Pike, Esq. says:

    This only seems to validate my opinion that the average American is clueless as to how our government works. The President has no ability (other than by creating jobs in his administration) to create jobs – that would be the Congress who can do that – they control the purse strings. Also, the President has nothing to do with the deficit – again, it is Congress that passes the budget and approves spending and taxing measures, not the President. Ditto for health care, Social Security and Medicare, schools and the environment. The President does control corruption (as the Chief Executive, he is responsible for enforcing the laws that Congress passes, which would include bringing corruption cases), can set moral standards (at least, by following them himself) and deal with terrorism.

    If the Tea Party would only learn these things, they would then be bashing Congress, rather than the President for the budget issues. However, they should also be bashing the President for his failure to root out and prosecute corruption, which seems to be rampant in Washington and on Wall Street.

  3. LadyBoss says:

    Make sure Pam Bondi is not Mitt Romney’s VP there was a story that said she made the short list
    I know from experience the two ladies that were fired were citizen advocates Pam Bondi is not
    If you want to stop corruption in the government you need to get her OUT ASAP
    no joke

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