This year the economy — and by extension personal finances — is the number one concern. With worries that we might slide into a recession abounding, and concerns over cashflow reaching into nearly every home, the economy is at the top of a list of concerns. CNN Money reports the following regarding voters and the economy:
According to a recent CNN/Opinion Research Poll released Tuesday, 93%
of voters say the economy is “extremely” or “very” important to their
vote for president this November. 84% of the more than 900 registered voters surveyed from June 26 to 29 said the situation in Iraq was their top concern. …
Accordingly, 77% of those polled felt gas prices were “extremely” or
“very” important to their vote, making fuel costs the third most
important issue for American voters.
Iraq is sandwiched between two issues that have bearing on personal finances. If your financial situation is of importance to you, then it is time to carefully examine the candidates and decide which is more likely to institute policies that will be beneficial to your personal finances.
Will you be voting with your wallet this year?