Poll: Economy still most important issue to voters

The economy remains the most important issue to voters headed into the November midterms, according to the latest survey from CNN.

Results released Monday show that 56 percent of voters consider the economy an "extremely important" issue to the way they vote — a figure that's dropped by five points since January and 14 points since its peak in February 2009.

Meanwhile, 48 percent said unemployment, terrorism and the federal budget deficit would significantly influence their votes, leaving the three tied as the second most important issue for November.

Social issues like abortion and gay marriage were notably low on voters' lists, and only 32 and 36 percent said the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were "extremely important" to them, respectively.

The poll was conducted from Aug. 6 to 10, and carries a 4.5 percent margin of error.