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Republicans Have Edge on Most Big Issues

The bad news for Democrats keeps coming. New data from Gallup shows the Republican party has the advantage among the issues voters care most about this year. From Gallup:

2014 Midterm Issues: Importance and Party Advantage

The Republicans hold a clear lead on the economy which has consistently been the biggest issue over the past several years, and also an advantage on almost every issue voters thinks are really important.

The only issue voters care strongly about this year where Democrats have a distinct advantage is equal pay for women, but at least it is a very large advantage. This is why Democrats have so been focused on female voters this election cycle. Their best hope for keeping the Senate is driving up the gender gap in the close races.

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Republicans Have Edge on Most Big Issues

The bad news for Democrats keeps coming. New data from Gallup shows the Republican party has the advantage among the issues voters care most about this year. From Gallup:

2014 Midterm Issues: Importance and Party Advantage

The Republicans hold a clear lead on the economy which has consistently been the biggest issue over the past several years, and also an advantage on almost every issue voters thinks are really important.

The only issue voters care strongly about this year where Democrats have a distinct advantage is equal pay for women, but at least it is a very large advantage. This is why Democrats have so been focused on female voters this election cycle. Their best hope for keeping the Senate is driving up the gender gap in the close races.

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Jon Walker

Jonathan Walker grew up in New Jersey. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2006. He is an expert on politics, health care and drug policy. He is also the author of After Legalization and Cobalt Slave, and a Futurist writer at http://pendinghorizon.com

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