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Sunday, April 29, 2012

U.S. Likely Voters Over 3 Times More Fiscally Conservative Than Liberal

By Susan Duclos

When it comes to the economy, Rasmussen finds that U.S. likely voters are over three times more conservative than  liberal by a 43 to 13 percent margin. 40 percent consider themselves fiscal moderates.

In an earlier poll, Rasmussen found that the economy is the number one concern among likely voters, with 82 percent listing it as the top concern, and 49 percent of those voters trust Republicans more than Democrats on fiscal concerns with 38 percent trusting Democrats.

According to Gallup, 92 percent of U.S. registered voters consider the economy either extremely (45 percent) or very important (47 percent) to their vote in this year's presidential election.

Rasmussen and Gallup are not the only pollsters that find the economy to be listed as the top concern during the 2012 election campaign season. Every poll conducted dealing with priorities which list the economy in the issues category, finds it to be the top concern.

This includes 2012 polling by  CBS News/New York Times, Reuters/Ipsos, CNN/ORC and  ABC News/Washington Post.

Reason RUPE  finds 53 percent disapprove of Obama's handling of the economy. Washington Post-ABC News Poll  finds that majorities either "somewhat" or "strongly" disapprove of Obama's job performance on gas prices (65 percent), the federal budget deficit (62 percent), the economy (59 percent).

Heading into the November 2012 presidential election, the economy is likely to be the major concern spurring voters to the polls and barring a complete reversal in the U.S. economy,  Barack Obama is in trouble in his reelection campaign.