Economic Program | Infographic

Breaking: It's Still The Economy, Stupid.

by Bill Rapp and Michelle Diggles, Ph. D

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Headlines and breaking news may drive news cycles, but according to Pew Research Center polling, the public’s #1 “top priority" has remained steadfast over the past nine years: “Strengthening the U.S. Economy.” Proving that James Carville’s blunt admonishment is as true today as it was back in 1992.

To illustrate how other top public priorities have shifted, we’ve created a heat map of 2013 priorities, which you can use to track the public mindset through three presidential elections and the wave midterms of 2010.

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