Poll shows housing market second only to jobs in voter influence in 2012

Dennis Norman, St Louis Realtor - housing market 2012 electionsA recent survey by Houselogic.com, a consumer website from the National Association of REALTORS, shows that jobs will be the most important issue for voters in the 2012 election, followed next by housing. Over half the respondents said jobs would be the top issue as they head to the polls next November and almost a third cited the housing market as the most important issue.

Respondents were asked “What issue area will have the greatest impact on your vote in 2012?” National security, healthcare, and energy/environment trailed housing and unemployment by wide margins:

  • Jobs/unemployment – 54 percent
  • Housing – 27 percent
  • National security – 8 percent
  • Healthcare – 4 percent
  • Energy/Environment – 2 percent
  • Other – 4 percent


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