Source: Health Care as an Election Issue 1992-2002: November 1996

Which one issue mattered most in deciding how you voted for President (1996)…foreign policy, Medicare/Social Security, taxes, crime/drugs, economy/jobs, education, or the federal budget deficit?

Asked of half sample (50% of voters)

26% Economy/Jobs
18   Medicare/Social Security
15   Education
15   Federal budget deficit
14   Taxes
8    Crime/Drugs
5   Foreign policy

Survey by ABC News, Associated Press, CBS News, CNN, Fox News, NBC News. Methodology: Conducted by Voter News Service on November 5, 1996 and based on self-administered interviews with a national adult exiting voters sample of 16,637. There were four versions of the questionnaires which included some questions in common and some that were unique. Data provided by The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, University of Connecticut.


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