March 4th, 2008
07:07 PM ET
10 years ago

Exit polls: Economy top issue for Ohio, Texas Republicans

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NEW YORK (CNN) – The economy was an overwhelming concern for Republican primary voters in both Ohio and Texas Tuesday, according to an early CNN exit poll.

In Ohio, 43 percent of GOP primary voters said the economy was the most important issue this election, while 22 percent cited Iraq, 19 percent ranked illegal immigration, and 15 percent said terrorism.

In Texas, 26 percent of Republican primary voters said the economy was the top concern, followed by 23 percent who cited terrorism, 21 percent who noted Iraq, and 16 percent who said illegal immigration.

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- CNN Political Editor Mark Preston

Filed under: John McCain • Mike Huckabee • Texas
soundoff (54 Responses)
  1. Donna Midkiff

    Why is it too close to call for OHIO when in Vermont there is a 20 point difference and in OHIO it is a 22 point difference! This race would have already been called if it were Obama was 60 and Clinton 38!!! Come on media folks – you really want Obama to win bad. That is so odd!

    March 4, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  2. Liz Wetzel

    Jose From Florida, your name is not even Jose, youre an OBAMA-BOT!!

    March 4, 2008 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  3. Ken

    When McCain says he will create funds to retrain people for new jobs, does this include relocation funds to relocate out of the country since there are few jobs here?

    March 4, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  4. Timmy

    if Obama wins the nomination, I will vote for McCain. I am white and will support the white candidate on election day.

    March 4, 2008 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
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