The Washington Times - July 30, 2012, 01:35PM

Voters want the winner of this fall’s presidential election to focus mainly on creating jobs, reducing federal corruption and cutting the national deficit, according to a poll released Monday.

A USA Today/Gallup poll found that 92 percent of Americans consider employment to be an extremely important or very important priority after the election, while 87 percent place the same level of importance on reducing corruption and 86 percent feel the same way about cutting the federal budget deficit.


The poll asked respondents to rate 12 issues on a four-tier scale ranging from extremely important to not that important.

The next most urgent issues for the president included dealing with terrorism at 86 percent, ensuring long-term stability of Social Security and Medicare at 85 percent and improving schools at 83 percent.

Other priorities on the list included setting high moral standards for the nation and overcoming political gridlock, both of which were deemed extremely or very important by 76 percent of Americans.

At the bottom of the list, 52 percent of respondents assigned high importance to addressing environmental concerns like global warming, and just 49 percent said the president should make a high priority of raising taxes on the wealthy.