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POLL: What are the most important women's issues?

What are the most important women's issues?

Abortion 39% Jobs 19% Health care 18% Economy 16% Equal rights/pay/opportunity 15%
Source: USA Today/Gallup
Date conducted: 10/5/2012 - 10/11/2012
Sample: 1,023 registered voters in 12 key states
Margin of error: +/- 4% pts

According to This Poll

The USA Today/Gallup survey found that economic issues are important to both genders, but women see one issue as more important. Nearly four in ten - 39% - of women said abortion is the most important issue in this election, the survey said. The survey includes voters from the nine battleground states on the CNN Electoral Map, plus an additional three - Michigan, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania - which are close, and considered by the Gallup organization as swing states.

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