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Exit poll puts economy top worry

Published 06/11/2012 | 23:08

One exit poll suggests the US presidential election hinges on the economy

The presidential election hinges once again on the economy, according to one exit poll.

The survey conducted for Associated Press showed 6 in 10 voters say the economy is the top issue facing the nation, with unemployment and rising prices hitting voters hard.

About 4 in 10 say they think the nation's economy is on the mend, but more say that things are getting worse or are bad and stagnating.

About half of voters say the previous president, George W. Bush, shoulders more of the blame for economic challenges than Barack Obama.

Just a quarter of those surveyed in the exit poll say they are better off than four years ago.

Press Association

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