Magazine article Insight on the News

Voter's Questions of Concern for America's Leaders

Magazine article Insight on the News

Voter's Questions of Concern for America's Leaders

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Qtopics, a national online polling service, recently surveyed 486 Americans nationwide, asking them what questions they'd ask the presidential candidates if they were alone with a candidate and given the chance to talk seriously with him about what concerned them most.

The No. 1 question from the women polled was "How are you going to keep the economy going?" while the top question from men (who obviously were more influenced by the Clinton scandals than were women) was "Are you faithful?" That question ranked No. 4 among women, after the economy, whether the candidate would consider a female running mate and his or her stance on abortion.

After "Are you faithful?" the four questions men were most likely to ask included gun control, then the economy, followed by "Have you ever used drugs?" and "Would you raise taxes?"

Children ages 7 to 10 must have been affected by the Clinton-Lewinsky affair, too, because the top two questions that group of Americans wanted to ask the candidates were, first of all, "Do you lie?" followed by "Do you think Monica Lewinsky is pretty?"

The third, fourth and fifth questions cited by kids were more what you would expect: "Do you like Pokemon? …

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