Friday, October 14, 2016


As Hillary continues pandering to those who wrote her $200,000 checks for doing nothing the people on Main Street are becoming more frustrated at the way the political Establishment has taken them for a ride making promises that were never kept and leaving them in worse financial shape than their parents and grandparents.

In the midst of the ongoing presidential campaign, 7% of Americans cite the election as the top U.S. problem in October -- higher than Gallup has found at this stage in recent presidential election years. In October of each presidential election year from 2000 to 2012, no more than 1% of Americans mentioned the election as one of the country's top concerns.
Concerns About Economic Issues Down From Recent Election Years

While 17% of Americans currently name the economy in general as the top problem, a combined 31% name at least one of several different economic issues, including the economy, unemployment, the wealth gap and taxes, among others. 
This marks the lowest level of concern about economic issues at this point in presidential election years since 2000, when 21% of Americans mentioned an economic issue as the top problem.

In October 2012 and 2008, 72% and 69% of Americans, respectively, named some economic issue as the top problem. In the 2004 presidential election, when overall mentions of the economy took a back seat to noneconomic issues such as the situation in Iraq and terrorism, 40% of Americans named an economic issue as the top concern in October.