Poll: Terror, economy top voter issues

Terrorism and the economy top the issues for voters ahead of Tuesday's midterm elections in the United States, a UPI-Zogby International poll showed.

The 8,090 likely U.S. voters participating in a Zogby interactive poll were asked to select two issues most important in selecting a candidate when they head to the polls next week.

Terrorism led with 36 percent of those asked picking that threat. The war in Iraq was third at 26.9 percent. The Bush administration has worked to link the war on the terror and the fighting in Iraq. Critics say that situation has made the United States less safe from terrorists.

Some 43.6 percent of Democrats in the poll listed Iraq as their top issue while 66.9 percent of Republicans mentioned terrorism.

The issue of the U.S. economy, seemingly strong, was second at 28.4 percent overall and second across the political spectrum.

The immigration issue was fourth at 22.5 percent followed by foreign policy (21.9 percent), healthcare (16.3), taxes (12.9) and civil rights (8.2).

The poll was taken Oct. 20-23 and has a margin of error of 1.1 percentage points.

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