2 of 3 Republicans: Foreign Policy ‘Very Important’ in 2016

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The U.S. military campaign against ISIS and dealing with the Iran nuclear deal are the issues most important to Republican voters in determining their vote for president in 2016, according to a new YouGov/Economist poll published Wednesday.

According to the poll, 69 percent of Republican voters say the fight against ISIS will be a “very important” issue they will follow in 2016. A similar 68 percent see the Iran deal as a very important issue, with 24% who see it as “somewhat important.”

The two foreign policy issues are followed by immigration reform and the repealing of Obamacare.

Among Democratic voters, 46% see the fight against ISIS as very important, while only 35% say the same about the Iran deal.

Overall, among all voters, 51%, including 70 percent among voters aged 65 and older, are seeking answers on the U.S. policy in fighting ISIS’ insurance in the Middle East. The Iran deal is a very important issue in the presidential race by only 44 percent.


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