Source: Health Care in the 1998 Congressional Election: November 1998 Most Important

I have some questions about what the President (Bill Clinton) and the new Congress should try to accomplish in the next year. What do you think is the single most important issue or problem they should deal with?

Asked of half sample

Note: Totals exceed one hundred percent due to multiple responses

15%   Education
13   Social Security
12   Health care
11   Clinton/Lewinsky/Impeachment
10   Economy/jobs
8    Foreign policy/International
6    Taxes
5    National debt/deficit/budget
3    Morality/Moral standards
2    Crime
5    Other social issues
7    All other issues/problems
13   Don't know

Survey by Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Harvard School of Public Health. Methodology: Fieldwork conducted by telephone by Princeton Survey Research Associates with 1,501 adults nationwide, 18 years and older, including 751 voters in the November election, between November 4 and December 6, 1998.


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