November 8th, 2007
11:00 AM ET
15 years ago

Economy trumps war for voters

Watch Bill Schneider's report about the economy and the 2008 election.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Despite the focus on Iraq and foreign policy in the 2008 White House race, Bill Schneider reports that concerns about the economy have edged out the Iraq war as the top concern of voters.  In other words, it's not the war, stupid. Watch Schneider's report.

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soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. MIke,Panama CIty, FL

    This is a huge blow for the republican party ,as they always run their campaigns on fiscal responsibility . Their is no doubt that Bush hurt the GOP. For a republican to get the white house in 08 is now going to be next to impossible. Guiliani is very weak on economic issues . I would say that this will hurt Guilliani more than any other GOP canditate , It will help Romney .

    If they held the election today , no doubt hillary will win and Rudy would lose .

    The Clintons are excellent on the economy .

    November 8, 2007 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  2. JD, Xenia, OH

    The Bush administration is clamming inflation is only 1.9%. I just have one question. What does the administration buy it's fuel, food, medicine, electricity, postage stamps, college tuition, clothes, and rent? Obviously I and the rest of the people polled are shopping at all the wrong places.

    November 8, 2007 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  3. Eric, from THE Republic of Texas

    Gee, maybe if average CNN-sucking Americans actually understood basic economic principles and had actually served in uniform, in the AOR, maybe, just maybe they'd see through the CNN smoke screen and reject these polls outright.

    This nation has had its heads filled with CNN's perpetual beating of the anti-war, anti-Bush, anti-capitalism, anti-conservative agenda for so long, that it's really beginning to show up now in public opinion polls.

    At this point, I think the mainstream media outlets should be required to offically register with the FEC as 527 Political Organizations.

    November 9, 2007 02:53 am at 2:53 am |
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