Exit poll: Economy tops among election issues

Six in 10 Minnesotans told the Associated Press in exit polls that the economy is the No. 1 issue facing the nation's leaders, far more important than health care reform and the federal deficit. About three in 10 said their family’s financial situation is worse now than four years ago, and about one-quarter said it was better, the AP says.
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Six in 10 Minnesotans told the Associated Press in exit polls Tuesday that the economy is the No. 1 issue facing the nation's leaders, far more important than health care reform and the federal deficit.

About three in 10 said their family’s financial situation is worse now than four years ago, and about one-quarter said it was better, the AP says.

About 3 million were expected to vote in Minnesota on Tuesday, and the state could again be the top state in voter turnout. Scattered reports of problems at the polls were reported Tuesday, MinnPost reported.

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