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GOP and Dems rank economy high in importance but differ on other issues

Republican and Democratic voters see the economy, jobs, and fixing the federal government as important to their congressional vote this year, but prioritize other issues quite differently, according to a recent Gallup survey. Republicans and Republican leaners rate the situation with Islamic militants and the deficit in their top five issues. For Democrats and Democrat leaners, the top five issues include equal pay for women and the way income and wealth are distributed in the U.S.