GOP Voters Focusing On Economy, Beating Obama

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Early results from exit polls in seven states holding Super Tuesday Republican presidential primaries show that the economy is the top issue across every state.

In addition, voters in all seven states are most seeking a candidate with the ability to defeat President Barack Obama in the November election.

The seven states voting in primaries Tuesday represent a wide range of Republicans, from the most moderate in Vermont and Massachusetts to the most conservative and religious in Oklahoma and Tennessee.

The focus Tuesday was on Ohio, a pivotal state for GOP hopes in November. There, nearly 8 in 10 express unhappiness with the government, including nearly 4 in 10 saying they are angry.

Practically every Ohio GOP voter expresses worry about the country's economy.


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  • by getreal7 Location: cs on Mar 8, 2012 at 05:50 AM
    Wait, how can that be? I thought they were focused on waging war on women and contraceptives and children and clean air and clean water and social security and baby seals and your grandmother and the chevy volt and..
  • by Obama Location: Look at my record! on Mar 7, 2012 at 05:36 AM
    Things I've done I'm proud of! (1) Codify indefinite detention into law; (2) draw up a secret kill list of people, including American citizens, to assassinate without due process; (3) proceed with warrantless spying on American citizens; (4) prosecute Bush-era whistleblowers for violating state secrets; (5) reinterpret the War Powers Resolution such that entering a war of choice without a Congressional declaration is permissible; (6) enter and prosecute such a war; (7) institutionalize naked scanners and intrusive full body pat-downs in major American airports; (8) oversee a planned expansion of TSA so that its agents are already beginning to patrol American highways, train stations, and bus depots; (9) wage an undeclared drone war on numerous Muslim countries that delegates to the CIA the final call about some strikes that put civilians in jeopardy; (10) invoke the state-secrets privilege to dismiss lawsuits brought by civil-liberties organizations on dubious technicalities rather than litigating them on the merits; (11) preside over federal raids on medical marijuana dispensaries; (12) attempt to negotiate an extension of American troops in Iraq beyond 2011 (an effort that thankfully failed); (14) reauthorize the Patriot Act; (13) and select an economic team mostly made up of former and future financial executives from Wall Street firms that played major roles in the financial crisis.
  • by Nero on Mar 6, 2012 at 04:11 PM
    Really? They think beating Obama is an important issue??? Sounds like they aren't voting for a particular GOP candidate as much as they are voting against someone else. The GOP hasn't done their job in this election.
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