The top 3 hasn’t substantially changed since April, when the AP-GfK Poll collected data showing that other issues on Americans’ collective mind included terrorism, the deficit, taxes, energy, and relations with other countries.
We’re ending up the year pretty happy overall — 78% of Americans say they’re “very” or “somewhat” happy as of mid-December. At the same time, 1 in 2 Americans think the U.S. is headed in the “wrong direction,” while 46% say we’re headed right.
Worries about gas prices have somewhat abated, with 2/3 of Americans citing that as important in April to 57% of Americans seeing the issue as important.
The poll was taken between December 10 to the 14th among 1,001 adults and has a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points at 95% confidence level.
Health Populi’s Hot Points: The economy, jobs and health care is the triumvirate of priorities for the mass of Americans – at least 4 in 5 cite these 3 issues as important.
Health is a top issue, but most Americans remain unconvinced about the merits of the health plan emerging out of Congress. This week’s Quinnipiac Poll finds that Americans mostly disapprove of the health plan — 53% to 36%.
9 in 10 Americans call the economy, “not so good” or “poor.”