Michigan Primary / Dem Debate Wire

Early Exit Poll Trends

Buzz words: The Economy. Republicans. Issues.

** A majority say the economy is their top issue; nearly 70% say the US economy is poor

** More (57%) care about issues than leadership qualities (40%)

** 68% of voters in the Republican primary identified as Republican; a quarter said they were independents and 7% said they were Democrats.... (in 2000, only 45% said they were Republican)..

** 44% say they decided in the final week

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