Gallup Poll: Job Creation Is Top Concern

A new survey says that Americans want the next president to prioritize employment, corruption and the deficit.

President Obama; Mitt Romney (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
President Obama; Mitt Romney (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The nation is 99 days away from Election Day, and the issue most importance to voters now is job creation. According to a new USA TodayGallup poll, Americans say that increasing employment opportunities should be a “top priority” for President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

“Americans assign much less importance to increasing taxes on wealthy Americans and dealing with environmental concerns,” says the poll.

And, of course, Obama and Romney have very different ideas on how to address jobs, deficits and other issues.

The poll said Americans also give high priorities to “dealing with terrorism and other international threats, ensuring the long-term stability of Social Security and Medicare, and improving the nation’s public schools.”

Read more at USA Today.