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. 
 
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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 ClintonJeff Bridges: ‘I’m rooting’ for Trump as a human being Leading Pelosi critic Moulton once penned effusive praise for her: report Dems land top recruit for Ros-Lehtinen's Florida district MORE saying the economy does better with a Democrat in the White House.
 
Donald TrumpDonald TrumpDemocrats target Trump's border wall in defense bill debate Obama ethics czar: Trump fundraiser at his DC hotel ‘illegal’ Trump trolling of Comey — Not presidential 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.