Poll: Economy top issue in presidential year
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A new poll finds that the economy tops the list of issues mentioned by voters heading into the general election. 
Nearly 1 in 5 adults, 19 percent, surveyed in a Gallup poll released Tuesday named the economy as the top issue they want the next president to address. 
Other top issues included immigration (14 percent), healthcare and healthcare reform (10 percent), defense and homeland security (9 percent) and education (8 percent).
The federal deficit and budget (7 percent), wages and the decline of the middle class (6 percent), jobs and unemployment (6 percent) and terrorism (5 percent) also made the list.
Jobs and the economy has been a major issue during parts of the campaign, with Democratic front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonWeek ahead: US raises pressure on WikiLeaks Poll: 85 percent of Clinton supporters would vote for her again OMB director: Government shutdown not a 'desired end' MORE saying the economy does better with a Democrat in the White House.
Donald TrumpDonald TrumpJudd Gregg: Trump gets his sea legs Week ahead: US raises pressure on WikiLeaks Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star defaced MORE, the presumptive GOP nominee, has focused much of his rhetoric on preventing American companies from moving jobs out of the country.

The survey of 1,530 adults, conducted May 18–22 via landlines and cellphones, has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.