Reader Poll: What Issue is Most Important to You?

Voting-boothThere are now just less than fifty days left until Election Day.

This leads to the question of what issue will have the biggest impact how you cast your ballot this November.

The conventional wisdom has been that, as in years past, the economy and jobs will be the most important issue to voters.

Yet several polls this year have shown that education matters more to PA voters. Governor Corbett’s re-election campaign believes this to be the case, releasing a new ad last week disputing the notion that he cut education spending.

There was also a lot of speculation that health care reform (aka Obamacare) would be the central issue of the campaign. After the embarrassing website failure, however, the law has proven successful and is now barely commented on.

The last potential hot-button issue is the environment and energy. The Marcellus Shale resources have provoked a spirited debate on fracking and a severance tax and it’s possible this issue could bubble to the surface.

With some many different possibilities we decided to ask you, our readers, what issue matters the most to you?

With the midterms approaching, what issue matters most to you?


  • Economy/Jobs (45%)
  • Education (26%)
  • Other (12%)
  • Environment/Energy (10%)
  • Healthcare (6%)

Total Voters: 487

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6 Responses

  1. Other: Compassionate Use of Cannabis, Senate Bill 1182; this is the most important issue to so many in PA who’s lives could be saved or made considerably healthier by safe access to this plant!

  2. I voted “other” as in “pension reform.” Also, there are “fewer than,” not “less than” days left. Words and their usage do matter; they affect credibility.

  3. The biggest issue on the ballot for governor is which candidate is not named “Tom Corbett.” That is what matters to PA voters the most this year.

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  • Reader Poll: Have You Requested a Mail-In Ballot?


    • Yes. I enjoy mail-in voting. (50%)
    • No. I am going to the poll. (50%)

    Total Voters: 121

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