Economy Big Issue for Mississippi Voters

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The economy was on the minds of Mississippi voters as they went to the polls Tuesday to cast ballots for president.

Neither Republican John McCain nor Democrat Barack Obama had a clear advantage among Mississippians worried about the economy, according to an Associated Press exit poll.

Eight in 10 voters said they were worried about the direction of the nation's economy in the next year.

Asked to rank what issues were the most important facing the country, more than half of the voters said the economy. Following at a distant second was the war in Iraq.

Even then, neither McCain or Obama had a clear advantage among voters.

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