WATCH ABOVE: Voters across the US brave long lines on election day
The economy, terrorism and healthcare ranked as the top three concerns facing Americans casting ballots in Tuesday’s presidential election, according to an early reading from the Reuters/Ipsos election day poll.
The poll of about 35,000 people found that 25 per cent of voters picked the economy as the “most important problem.” Another 14 per cent named “terrorism/terrorist attacks” and 13 per cent picked healthcare.
By contrast, the economy was the No. 1 concern for 46 per cent of American voters in 2012, according to the Reuters/Ipsos national tracking poll four years ago. Almost nobody listed terrorism as a top concern in 2012, and 8 per cent listed healthcare as the top worry.
A signature Trump issue, immigration, was chosen by 7 per cent of voters as the most important issue in Tuesday’s poll.
The poll reading will be updated as more poll responses are tallied and more votes are counted across the country.
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