From the Field: Working America Members on the Economy
Polls and headlines show the economy is at the top of people’s minds these days. So it’s not surprising that when members of Working America, the AFL-CIO community affiliate, are asked by canvassers what issue is most important to them, the economy is far and away the leading answer.
It’s not just an answer that’s given more often, either. There’s a new tone, too. In Pennsylvania, one of our canvassers reported:
Two weeks ago, a lot of folks told me the economy was their #1 priority, but this week when I asked, most folks just said, “What do you think?” as if it were ridiculous that I even had to ask.
In Michigan, one canvass director described the “Well, duh,” look members gave him when he asked what issue was most important to them.
Apparently, “it’s the economy, stupid” never goes out of style.
Working America members, who regularly vote on the issues most important to them, said in the latest poll that health care and good jobs were among their top concerns. Check out how Working America members voted here.