Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Economy, Need for Jobs Outstrip All Other Issues for Voters Polled; Market Conditions Chosen by 26 Percent of Participants as Their Top Concern

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Economy, Need for Jobs Outstrip All Other Issues for Voters Polled; Market Conditions Chosen by 26 Percent of Participants as Their Top Concern

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Byline: RACHEL DAVIS, The Times-Union

Regina Green needs a job, and come this presidential election she plans on casting her vote for the man who can make it happen.

Although she's a registered Democrat, Green is still not sure with whom she'll side.

"My top concern is equal opportunity for men and women in the workplace," Green said. She said she hasn't heard much talk from either candidate, other than the usual Americans-need-jobs speech.

Green's concern for the economy is representative of many other registered voters in Florida, according to a poll conducted for The Florida Times-Union and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

About 26 percent of all voters polled listed the economy as the single most important issue in determining their vote. The economy was by far the top concern, above the war in Iraq, terrorism and health care.

About 28 percent of women listed the economy as their top concern and 24 percent of men agreed.

Green, 38, filled out applications and updated her resume at the Worksource office Friday. …

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