You've heard the reports, seen the ads, and know what will be decided: Tuesday is Election Day in the U.S. We want you to take one quick moment and imagine you're in the voting booth right now. What is the single biggest issue on your mind?
Carl Azuz, Anchor
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whether to vote for obama or not
I would really be concerned about the job rate and how few people are able to get jobs this(And last)year.I would ( If I were old enough) vote for Harry Reid as Senate because Sharron Angle is crazy.if she gets elected, my dad said we're moving to California. I'm really hoping she doesn't get elected.
One of my most biggest issues would be that you don't know if you picked the right president,senate,or even a governor.So that would be one of my biggest issues about voting.
I think the biggest issue would be the economy .Right now that would probably be our biggest issue.The reason i think that is because with the economy being built up would stop allot of pay-cuts, and there would be more jobs.
i think our biggest issue in the U.S. is terrorism and our troops overseas. We have been fighting out there for too long and i think it is time for our soldiers to come home.
The biggest issue on my mind would be weather or not what I believe in and vote for will be chosen because if I wouldn't have voted I would have no reason to complain
the job are the most important issue right now so i would bring some jobs to nc
All of this debating and everything is totally nonsense!
It would have to be who should be elected and what they would do for america and my community.
The single biggest issue that would be on my mind when im in the voting booth would be me thinking if i made the right decision for picking that person or not. Everyone hopes the person they pick will make a change in the world so that's why they would pick them.
the biggest issue on my mind would be either what happens if i vote for this person or which of their goals do i really actually need meaning which is more necessary all together.
Taxes, definetly taxes. People are losing jobs because of TAXES! Then our hero, Obama, is doing road construction where they don't need it. And that's tipping people off.
people should vote so we have a bigger
rack in voting on november 2,2010
if i personally was at a voting booth right now i would be thinking who i would choose and what good are they going to do.
The biggest issue would have to be the economy because everybody is just going absolutely crazy about it.
If i'm going to make the right choice and how this will effect the US and other people that don't have a good way of living like they don't have shelter or food.
I would be thinking about which one is the better one, not just in their campaign but what they would do to help medicare and other issues. 🙂
Education is deffinatly the MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE!!! We all need to focus on that, because without education, there is no future, because the kids are the result of the world.
I believe that the biggest issue is the illegal immigration in the South-West. The immigration reduces jobs in the economy that has dwindling jobs already.
I think that we need to focus on getting our economy back on track and quit having so bills get written up that are unnecessary and useless with the issues going on now. We have terrorists trying to attack us daily, we have a major obesity rate, we have alot of homeless people and people who have addictions to drugs and alcohol tht are taking away from us who work and try to do everything we can to get money that we need to live and major taxes go away from the people who truly need and and go to those who feel like getting a social security check to buy weed and alcohol unlike those who need it for true disabilities. Our economy has become a "what can the government do for me" society rather then what can we do to help our economy. I think it needs to change
I think the biggest issue for me would be, what if my vote turns out to be the worst decision for me, and my state, city, county, etc.? What if the peron I vote for turns out to be like Richard Nixon? You never know whether or not your decision is the best one, but you should always follow your heart when tough decisions like these appear.
How do I truly know that the candidate that I have chosen to give MY vote to, is honest, and will have the integrity to stand up and make the changes that they promised during their campaign.
I think that our biggest issue is economy. All of our money is going towards useless things.
probably having to pick only one of each candidate.
Although I know this happened a while ago, and the debate isn't as big as it was, I still think that something should be decided about the health care bill. Although I do not agree with it entirely, I believe that if a child's parents cannot afford or will not spend the money on doctor appointments, the kids still have the right to get yearly check-ups, vaccines that are absolutely needed, and able to come in when they are ill.
If I were at a voting both right now, the biggest issue on my mind would be, how is the new goverment going to change my life, make it better or ruin it. I believe that Obama is trying to turn America into a Socialistic goverment. If you look back in history, socialism has always falied. The civilisations have all crashed and burned. Now you all might disagree, but that's my opinion.
Also, we should not be forced to excecise our right to vote, that would be againt the constitution, and just plain wrong. Some people may not want to vote, don't have an opinion, or refuse to be apart of politics. Who cares if your lazy. That's just an excuse to not vote, and the reason that you do or dn't want to vote is entirely for you and only you to know. Making a law like that ould cause riots like in France. No matter what, people will always vote, not everyone, but some.
The first thing on my mind would be to make sure that I filled in the right circle for the candidate I want. I wouldn't want my vote going to the wrong person.
...you have to really focus on who you are voting for and what his or her possiblities are and how they can help us ,but i just wanted to say good luck to all you voters and please vote for the ones werth voting for!!
that people ar enot going to vote. peple need toget out there an do it.
Choosing the right candidate is always the hardest part when it comes to elections.
I think that the biggest issue right now is Education, since it involves us, kids, directly. Yes, good education IS important, and I would probably vote Yes. But there could be a downside to it as well. School days may grow longer in most places, leaving less time for after school activities, like homework. So it all comes down to: How much of your time are you willing to sacrifice for an education?
a thing that would be in my mind, who would i vote for? is this the right person to serve the country etc. i would be confused if i were at the voting booth
The Biggest issue I think is that what if your friends chose another candidate? What if they reject just because they have strong political opinions?
I may not be old enough to vote, but I do understand how big this midterm election is. I just think that we need to calm down about issues like healthcare and jobs, and focus on immigration and education. I see about two-hundred advertisements for states governor, all saying that the other 2 are bad choices. I just can't figure out who is really the good one. If it were me picking who was going to take the spot, I would give them all the boot, but of course, I only hear NEGATIVES, never why they actualy SHOULD be in office.
The biggest issue on my mind is how will whatever party that wins deal with the current state of our Nation's economy and what they are going to do to make a long term fix to the problem, not just a quick fix.
A big issue that I would think about is the economy and what it would be like after the election. In addition, how would it affect my family.
One big thing that is on my mind is... Are they going to pick the right person?
I think the single biggest thought on my mind would be... who I would be voting for and if they were to win. If I was in the booth, that would be the biggest thought on my mind.
It would be to get better education and get rid of the heath care bill but i proboley would't think i would go with may gut but choose a good person for office
My biggest issue is the economy. People think the economy is back to normal, but it's not for my family. We lost alot of money during that time and it's still hard
how many people are voting scince there are so many people who can vote but alot of them don't.
I think when people get in the booth they are looking at the r and d by everyones name. A fact I know is that republicans are trying to get the democrats out the election. What ever happens is in god's hands!
in our state people in our state are going crazy
One of my greatest concerns would be: Who is going to fix the economy the most efficiently? We need leaders that will step up to the plate, and get the job done. There are thousands of house foreclosures, people in debt, unemployment, and businesses going out of business each day.
someone wont be happy about one of those ads
I think the biggest issue is who to vote for so many negitive adds and adds that are not even true half the time.
i'm just glad these elections are gonna be over with this week i'm tired of all the signs every where. i just can't wait until they all come down
I usually don't vote on quality I vote on there plan to get us out of the huge debt. I would be scared to vote on the person who messes up the country (or state) and gets us in more debt.
My biggest issue is that if i was eighteen and i was voting is that would they do what they really said in those commercials. They all say that they are worried about students, economy, money, etc. But do they really mean it. I think they are just saying that to get attention to them selves and for people to vote for them. I don't think that what they are saying on TV commercials is true i think that maybe they are only careing about themselves so that they can be in TV and all of that. When im eighteen I am going to be careful for who i am going to vote for because maybe they are rude in real life and they don't follow up to what they said in the TV commericals. You should watch out for who you vote for because you never know that he/she might be a liar and don't do what they said they would do .
The biggest I am worried about is the money. I've heard of the money situations and how some people believe that the money is being wasted. But is it really because of that or is it the economy we have and the high taxes? They believe we have just come out of a recession but I believe now it has just begun again.
Well the biggest issue I would be voting on is which senator has the best plan for unemployment. If we (America) can get people jobs that will boost the economy and lower taxes. Also if we can fix unempolyment then we can improve the lifes of people by getting them money thus helping thm afford things that will help them live better lives.
My biggest issue would be that maybe the person i will be voting for won't to the job as good as the other candidites running, but i wont find out until someone wins and begins work.
Probably jobs because the whole economy can collapse if people don't have jobs to support their family. I hope the politicians are not making false promises
The Main issue that many should be worried about is education, the people in our generation will be running things pretty soon. youo wouldnt want us to be Uneducated. Just a fact
In California Proposition 19 to legalize Marijuana. It is unbeleivable that people want it legal. There are too many other serious problems to look at like the budgets and debt.
i say that the problems are health care and immigration.
Taxes, like sales tax, because I buy a lot of things.
who will make better desitions than other campains.
I want someone that never moves on to the next problem until the first problem is solved well
I think that it would be kin doff stressful.
I think the biggest issue that is on my mind is the economy
My biggest issue on my mind would easily be thinking if i vote for this person what change would they make to my life?
I think that I would vote for someone who is a great person and know's what they are doing. That will keep leading our country in a big way and we need people that we can trust and know that they will make good decisions!!!!!
My biggest issue is that Obama messed things up when we were already in hard times, and now is our chance to fix things! I sure hope that the recession will be over soon... it is the longest one that I have heard of!
well Carl the first issue on my mind is electing someone that will keep there promise and not break it and another issue is choosing the best candidate and making the right decision.
Honesty in Congress
The biggest issue to me is job lay-offs. My mom got laid-off so I know how bad that can affect a family and something needs to be done about it.
i think the biggest issue is that the taxes our to high.
The Afghanistan War is definitely the biggest problem, because while the economy is pretty big, we've survived worse, but the war is constantly draining the US and it needs to stop.
the biggest issue for me would be, if i vote for this person what are they going to do to help the economy?
I think the economy is the biggest issue. We need to the democrats out of power
the biggest issue is taxes because people are in hard times and can not afford to pay taxes when they have bigger issues like keeping a roof over their head
The single biggest issue for me is jobs. My father is currently unemployed, so I know firsthand that we need a candidate that can make more of them.
the biggest issue is jobs and the ecnomoy,the Government need to improve the job market so that many students are not out of work. the longer this continues the worse it will become in the long term
Well I'm kind of confused with whos good and who's bad.And It's election day right now!
My concern is whether the Employment Non-Discrimination Act will get passed. ENDA would prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
I think that the biggest issue is that we dont have the same amount of republicans and democrats, so we dont have to many different opinons.
I would be concerned on who could help OUR nation get better again.When i say OUR nation i dont mean china or australia or canada i mean OUR nation the US of A. That is what i would be concerned about [ no offense to china, australia or canada].
I would be thinking "Which party got the US in a debt of 13 Trillion dollars(DEMOCRATS OF COURSE.)
An issue that is strongly on my mind is how our economy is going to get back in shape. With us being in debt with China, and other countries its important we get our economy in shape before its to late.
Everyone can have issues at that time but my issue would be who or what person to choose. You really just have to be honest, dont pick someone just because your friend is.
I think the echonomy is the worst thing in America right now. It's going to be Christmas soon and everything will be pricey. I can't do much with the echonomy down.
terrorist are and the economy and oboma not helping any.
The issue for me is the security.I'm thinking of a person who can mamke it more safe here.Like the airplanes.
The problem we have in our country, is the economy! The economy is barely getting any better. There are less people looking for jobs, now we need gas to go down. It is one of the most expensive things right now.
I think my issue is Oboma as president because he is wanting more school and I don't think that he doesn't know what to do.
we have a problem about economy and job loss.people arent going out and looking for jobs and they need to.
I think the biggest issue in my mind is Obama, because he wants to give us more school and homework! I think that is not right to give us more work then we have to do! I get home work alot sometimes so I think Obama is the problem.
Trying To Finish School To Get A Good Education And Move On With The Rest Of My Life.
My students worry about the economy. They also know that China is a power that may overtake our economy soon and this makes them wonder what our nation will be like when that happens.
That you might pick someone and the that person gets chosen and when he does he makes the economy worse.
I think the biggest issue right now is trying to decide on how to help those in the south recover from the oil spill there are still families in need of money because they are without a job because fishing was their way of making a living.
My biggest issue would have to be the economy and taxes. How will the people we elect help out economy ? Our country is in turmoil and we need to figure out which candidates will help us further our country in a good way. Alot of people these days only care about republicans and democrats. They dont realize the bigger issues, our economy, starvation in large cities, the homeless, tax raises, people losing theyre homes, people with no health care. I would be thinking, out of all the mud-slinging and out of all the comments, who would help our country the most. Ask yourself this, without all the titles of republican and democrat, which candidates have the most potential to help us in our time of need?
I think the issue is the taxes they have to be lowered but in a way so my school does not cut sports
I think the biggest issue is unemployment. So many people are now unemployed and don't have any where to live. If the next govener doesn't fix the unemployment problem, the econamy would get even worse and a lot of people might move out of Maine.
Economic because people are losing there jobs.
The issue I think is important is health care and welfare because, some of the people that want to be elected want to cut health care and welfare. I don't think that is fare because some people don't have a lot of money and they need welfare and with out if how would they be able to live?
Education is important because it can effect the rest of our lives. If we don't get a good education than it will be harder to get a good paying job. We should be learning multiple things so if one job is to difficult to get than we have a back up plan.
I think the biggest problem is to help the people in Yemen getting bombed.You need to help them out!!
Education is important to me because, They are planning on cutting extracurricular activities, like no basket ball team, no football team, just to save money and sports is life to me. They plan on cutting field trips to. Plus they want to make the school days longer and that's going to interfere with the economy.
I think our main issue is safety ever since 9-11 our terrorist attacks have seam to gone down until 2010. Now it seems like we are hearing things on the news more and more I think we should upgrade our security system even more than they already have because it doesn't seem to be working.
I think the problem is taxes. These prices are seriously sucking the cash out of peoples wallets and making it hard for people to pay bills. Not to mention how the government is spending all OUR money on pointless things that don't even help us. If they spent less, then the taxes will go down and everything will be gumdrops and ice cream.
I think the biggest issue right now is education because I'm in school and I want to have the best education that I can get. I don't think that spots or any after school activity should be cut from the school because everyone should be able to do activity's.
I think the most important thing for the elected person to focus on is education. With out education children like me wouldn't have a chance to make the world a better place.
i think they are voten because people need a job
I think on of our biggest issues is the economy and the younger generation finding good jobs.
What i just want is for people to vote for the right person. Vote for themselves and not someone telling them to vote for someone else cause thats just wrong. Votes are suppoused to be secret not telling everyone who they voted for!
The biggest issue on my mind is the education for the children. I've many kids dropout because they don't think they can make a difference in they're academics or they think they won't be able to succeed in life or they won't try. I hope that changes.
If I was in the voting booth, my biggest issue would be the people, and their well being. Jobs are hard to find these days and health is such a risk. Who would help "The People" the most.
The Republicans caused Great Depression 2!!! The Democrats are the cure!! I would vote Democrats!!!!
I think the biggest issue right now is abortion; each day there are about 3,700 abortions in just the U.S. That’s just about 1.37 million each year that’s a-lot of lives...and if you think about it there shouldn't be abortion. If they get abused then they should still have the baby and make their chose to put it up to adoption or keep the baby.
The economy because it will affect me when i am older.
It has to be the economy. The question is who will fix it, democrats or republicans.
I think the biggest issue and the issue effecting everyone is the economy.
What issues the poilticians stand for is important to me and that they make known what they stand for and where they stand on the issues.
The biggest issue to me right now as a senior in high school is the economy because when I get out of high school I have to get a job and I want to start a family and with the economy how it is right now it would be difficult to do
The biggest issue is unemployment because with out jobs we can't stimulate the economy or progress as a nation.
I think the economy is one of the biggest issues right now. This is because the economy affects everything and everyone.
i think the people running should actually know what's going on. They should improve our country. I think imigration is still the BIGGEST issue. The new canidats better solve something.
Definetly the economy. Like everyone else Im preparing for my future. I plan on college and a successful career and a family. That all invovles money. My future partially depends on these people who we are voting for.
I'm concerned about the economy, not necessarily because it affects me right now, but it will in the future.
The biggest issue that we are facing in this country is the economy. We're still having problems with having only a little amount of jobs.
Immigration is a big issue for me, so it's important to know how certain candidates are planning to handle it. I don't agree with deporting all immigrants; I believe that that's cruel and completely against what America was built on. It's essential to me to have people running this country who would make the immigration process easier, so that people don't have to resort to breaking the law.
I think the biggest issue will be the economy. Everyone is affected by this and the politicians know it. They will use this issue as a leverage to boost their campaigns and get the people to vote for them.
picking someone who will end up being horrible for that position if we do well what do we do about it
I think that the biggest issue would be what would our country become after this election. We never thought that our county has a loss till things start happening.
Our situation in Iraq. I think that should be figured out before anything else. Although health care is the next biggest issue, because it effects my generation.
The biggest thing on my mind this election day is who should grab control of the senate democrats or rebublicans.
Education is an important issue because it can affect so many kids and how they learn. It can affect them by to many people in the class and cutting special activities from the students. Education is a huge factor in every ones lives so we need to maintain it well.
My Issue is Education. My issue is important because some of us don't want some of our classes taking away. Also some of us need it to fulfill our life. And if we did not have a job we will not be able to live on there own.
I think a big issue in the United States is unemployment.You see so many homeless people now and, most of the time its not even their fault.Business' are facing cutbacks thus causing people to lose their job's and,when you lose your job you lose the money to pay for, your home,your car,food and everything essential to being at least partly successful in life.
My issue is that unemployment, this is an issue because I want my parents and relatives to keep their jobs so they can pay for anything that they need for their families.
Education is important to me because I am a student and we need books to learn. I learned that we may not have enough money to by books that we need if the wrong governor gets elected.
The biggest issue in my family is taxes because they are expensive and we are losing money
I think that healthcare is one of the biggest problems for the people because a lot of people cant work,and they need to get health help but they cant adored to pay the money. A lot of people need to have support in case they get sick.
Education is an important thing because we need the classes to learn new things like art and PE. We like to learn how to make art and we like to play sports without these classes we won't learn how to play sports or make art.
The issue is bombs! Recently people have discovered that there where two bombs hidden in ink cartrages that came from Yemen, and on there way to Great Britain, and America... It was an attempt for another [terrorist] attack. The bombs could have been activated by a simple phone call. They might have even been on a flight with passengers on it. Can this world ever find peace?
My issue is education. My reason that I think education is important is because if we don't have good education, then we won't be able to get a good scholarship, or good jobs when we are older.
Unemployment is a problem because someone I know has applied for jobs and none of them will hire. I really hope that person will be hired because I don't want her to end up being homeless.
The most important political issue to me is energy. I think one of our country's top priorities is to find a way to make inexpensive and efficient green energy. Also, If America continues to rely on middle-eastern countries for oil, they might eventually decide to stop giving it to us, putting our country in even more chaos than it is already in. Therefore, we should focus on better ways to run our vehicles and other energy consumers.
What worries me the most is that many people don't know why they are voting for a candidate, other than the fact that the candidate is a republican or a democrat. Their ignorance is not their fault, because many polititans do not tell you exactly what you are voting for. You see commercials that say, "Vote for ____ and vote for our schools!" But in truth, this really doesn't mean much. Government officials had to create a law that information about candidates had to be written in English that regular citizens understand, and yet even after you read it several times, you have no idea what the whole thing meant. Voting and not knowing who or what you are voting for is worse than not voting, and I hope that most people take the time to understand what they are voting for.
What kind of leaders do I want to trust to help run the government fairly and orderly
To me it's got to be prop. 19!!!
prop 19 should be legalized because then there wouldnt so much commotion about it in the end
My issue is unemployment. Unemployment is happening to a lot of people, they are loosing their homes, they become homeless, when people loose their jobs can't support their family. When people are unemployed they could end up on the street along with their family because they don't have the money to pay bills, their home and cars would be taken by the bank.
The most important issue, to me, is unemployment. This is the most important issue, to me, because when innocent people lose their jobs, theres no more money coming in for them. This could be a problem because they may have families to support. I would know about this because this has been a problem in my family. My dad lost his job twice but lucky he eventually found a new one and hes doing pretty good. Thats the most important issue to me.
I will go to the phone booth and vote for any person that is good for are state.
Soon approaching $14,000,000,000,000 and a never ending war approaching 800billion a year. My biggest issue is federal budget spending on military industrial projects costing 1 trillion a year. Really all it contends to is advancing are military beyond spending capacity. Meaning we stay as the number 1 most advanced & technological militaries in the world!
I think California's Prop 19 should pass.I think that because marijuana isn't even that bad compared to alcohol and Cigarettes and those two are legal,If it does pass,it should be taxed to the full to where the state can make some type of revenue and get California out of the financial crunch that arnold got us into.On the downside if it does pass there is going to be scors of people that will take advantage of it.
I think that the biggest issue on my mind would be: How will they help this country? It's already in enough trouble as it is.
Is the people who I vote for genuine or just greety?
Taxes are first thing that come to my mind when I think about our government. They are incredibly high, barely keep up.
i think that the republicans need to step up their game and win some of those seats for once becuase this economy is going down
In my opinion, the biggest issue is this country's national debt. With democrats in the house and senate, will the debt crisis rise? I believe we are spending too much money on unnecessary laws and bills, than the important problems in America, such as gas, oil, houses, roads, bridges, cars, etc.
jobs and economy much like everyone else;the differnece is we need someone who actually cares,and will speak for the american people,we need someone in there who will look to us,not to their paychecks
What does it matter democrats or republicans? Shouldn't we all be aiming for that same thing?
My only concern is cutting back budgets for schools. My school is already having enough problems with money, and if we have to cut back any more it will probably be a disaster.
To tell you the truth, I'm not to worried about these mid-term elections. We should worry more about presidential elections, and more important matters.
I think that Democracts need to win mainly all of those seats so that our country's economy can get better and make this country equal and fair.
i think that the world needs flowers in the government
My concern is the econmy.
I would not only be thinking about the economy...But about the school systems too. What would it be like if I voted for this person? What would it be like if I voted for that person? So many thoughts would be running through my mind at the time that I would be voting. I would just make sure to not freak out about it...and vote for who I think would be right.
My concern is the economy because it's failing.
who is going to win for governor
I have always wondered how many people vote on an average each year... hundreds of thousands, I don't know!
The biggest issue in my mind, is who will win, and will they be the absolute best choice for governor? I hope that whoever wins, will help Maine's jobs, and economy.
My biggest issue is about the economy and not cutting back on jobs.
The biggest concern for me would be School budgets, our school has had to cut back on a lot of things because of our budget. One example, is every grade can only have 1 field trip a year, which I don't think is fair.
I think that people only think that people are voting for repulicans is because they want to make oboma out of power but obama is athe adult cleaning up gorge w bush
I really hate all the negative comments the people who are running for the house are leaving.... NEGATIVE CAMPAIGN!!!
I think that health care is the biggest issue. Because americans need that. Especially because people are so sick.
It is important to me that educational services are not cut. Kids need a good education to get a good job.
We vote for an elective based on how well they follow the declaration, if they follow the declaration then they are an all right elective for me.
I don't really know ... but maybe one thing on my mind is .. who's gonna win.. yup that's it.
The future of America is one of the biggest issues, I feel is very important. Today during elections, it will basically determine the fate for America for many years to come.
i think that the biggest issues right now are first economy and then immigration.
I care about the economy. Mostly because I don't want to pay for it when I'm old
I think the biggest issue right now is education because without education we lose almost everything we have. We can't run a country without education and we lose most of our abilities.
Congress elections are very important because Congress decides so many things for our government. The economy is very important in these elections because of the previous recession. We need to fix this.
I think that the government should really work on being at peace with Afghanistan. When we come out of the war it will help to solve a lot of our problems with the economy as well.
We need to be worried because Congress controls a lot of things that the president doesn't. They can also over rule him on some things so this is a very important election.
Eduction because the kids are the future of this counrty. If we aren't educated how are we going to run our country and make sure we keep our counrty stable for our children.
I think the biggest issue is Obama. He is trying to socialize our healthcare and our money. At least we most likely have conservative congress coming in these midterm elections. The second biggest issue is unemployment. More jobs means more money and a boost in our economy.
we need republican back in power to mend our broken economy, and clean up after the democrats.
The economy effects our jobs, families, education, and welfare of our country and self. Not only will picking up the economy benefit us as individuals, it will benefit us as a nation
I want to know who is going to win?
I can't wait till I am 18 years old!
think that Obama is our president we should be scared for our world and get a better president and make our would back to the way it was before him.
THE BIGGEST ISSUE FOR ME IS EDUCATION BECAUSE THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR WANTS TO COMBINE CLASSES AND GET RID OF TEACHERS BECAUSE HE DOESN'T WANT TO SPEND OUR MONEY ON EDUCATION. THIS WILL MAKE IT SO STUDENTS WILL NOT GET THE BEST EDUCATION POSSIBLE. I REALLY DO NOT WANT THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE TO WIN.
The biggest issue on my mind is who is going to win for governor.
THE BIGGEST ISSUE FOR ME IS EDUCATION...
I think that the government needs to straighten up, our economy needs major fixing
I think the biggest issue would have to heath care. Because in not one country does socialized heath care mean quality heath care.
The biggest isshue is the Econimic Crisis
The single biggest issue is education.
Consolidation, cut backs, lack of funding, poor teacher, run down schools, etc.
Education is our backbone and if we do not offer our children what they need, we are failing them and setting them up for to fail. If we continue to offer a subpar education to our children, our country will never be as great as people would like to believe.
Education policy needs to change and it needs to change now!
My biggest issue is that the tea party people will win and after spending billions badmouthing democrats they wont know what to do...
I dont really Know so idont know !
i think the biggest issue is people aren't actually taking advantaged of their voting privileges. But then again, if everyone is voting cause they are made too, we won't get the best accurate answers as we would like but it is what it is.
My biggest concern would weather or not ether of these party's will make a change in the economy. Before I went into the polls I would do extensive research on all of candidates before I figure who would help the economy first.
i like meg whitman
I think the governor is the biggest issue. Because some of the people that are running are lying to things that are happening and there is proof that they were there.
i think the biggest issue in the is the economy . Also jobs are a big issue .
the big concern is party victory because even 1 person could decide if the majority will be democrat, republican, or other
just that there morals are good.
The biggest issue to me is education. A childs education is the most important thing to our country because our country will be run by them when they are older.
I think educational funding is an important issue. Students are the future and we need to make sure they are afforded every opportunity for a great education.
I think the reducing of the national debt is an important issue and what steps can be taken. Our debt is the biggest in the world and we have to stop ignoring it.
I think what future elected officials will do about national security.
A lot of people dont realize how important these elections are, they are just as important as the presidential elections. I think people need to stop focusing on democrats or Republicans and focus on who is going to do the most good for our state(s) and country. We need to focus on things like Healthcare (is it fair that some people cant have healthcare because they are sick with cancer or some other terminal disease), Education (we are the future for the US and will be running things one day), immigration, and the economy. Democrats and Republicans need to try for once to not focus on beating each other in trivial things but actually work together to try to help this country get better. (notice i didnt put my political party because most of the kids who put their political party probably doesnt even know what it stands for)
I think we should focus on our own country's problems and not every problem happening in the world.
are the people we are voting for really going to do what they are saying they are going to do?
my bigest issue is meg witman winning
I think that the biggest problem for America is that people are voting for canidates that they think will be good in congress and the senate but then they change their position and wants to raise taxes and does not like girls and or wants to give millionair companies a rasie.They also want to pay more to there own co-workers... What do you think of that raising taxes and a canidate that does not like girls. Pay more to millionairs and people who work in the government. They are all leaving out the majority of the world. Ya there are a lot of people who work in the government and that are millionairs but that is a small part of the world maybe 28% out of 100% is that who you want to be in congress and the senate???? Think about it just like on the Pat Quinn commercials things are getting "FROM BAD TO WORSE"!!!!!!! Hello watch who your voting for 18+. If you make ONE MISTAKE YOU TAKE THE WORLD ALL DOWN WITH YOU AND YOUR MISTAKE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...........!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you make 1 small voting mistake it counts!!!! One vote is counted...
If i were voting i would be looking at the candidates track record and see who would be effecting the economy more
I think this whole thing is stressful and annoying but it has to be deided by what I think.
If I were voting the biggest issue on my mind would be budget cuts because thay lower salaries and raise taxes. They would also affect schools by raising prices for things like books and other things the school must pay for.
The biggest issue on my mind is education. Like how are the state's senators and House of Representatives are going to make it better, so that there won't be any school dropouts and that the students learn what they need to learn to have for the future
Staying ahead of other countries. We're supposed to be a power. Education, green energy, and scientific exploration.
i dont care. As long as the economy gets better, than my life will and everyone elses
i think that all people need to vote and vote to people who deserve it
The biggest issueI have is trying to fit in with every one in school.i am kind of new here and i have difficlty trying to fit in with everybody. well enough about me how are you Mr. Carl? I HOPE YOU ARE OK?
i think it was the oil spill because many animals might of died
The biggest issue on my mind is the obesity percent of Americans. We are in the top ten and that is not a top ten to be proud of. The rate is increasing. I would like to see the leaders making statements on tv about the obesity rate because I see very little of it. I would like to see them acutally approach the issue instead of just talking about it.
I'm a teacher at Animo Ralph Bunche HS in Los Angeles. I asked my advisory students (we watch the show every Tuesday!), and their answers were as follows:
1) Budget and Jobs- "Because it affects our families on a daily basis" and "Because it affects our future.
2) Immigration – "In Los Angeles and because we're Latino, we see our families and our friends families get divided and deported a lot. It's unfair."
3) Pollution – "We're the ones that have the world in the future, and we want it to be safe and clean!"
The biggest issue I personaly think is which party has most votes how they will effect America and what they might do with the recession and the middle east.
I think about food. Starvation is a big thing in the world today. I would vote for anyone who is up to fighting starvation issue in third world countries!
the econemy is the biggest problem. it is like the way of life....it one is bad it affects everything
If i was voting right now i would mainly be worried about how the person I vote for could help to get this country back on its feet and out of this financial rut.
My mind would be set on the fact that my vote actually counts and that I should choose wisely because my opinion is determining our leaders.
I definately think that JOBS is the biggest issue. Our employment rating is way low.We need to find a way to create more jobs without spending so much money!!!
when i think about voting, the first 2 question i think of are who am i going too vote for and why? If you think about it for a sec... that is everone first 2 question.
I think that the government she focus on things like the economy and helping other countries like Iran be more like the US.They also should look at problems that will be affecting the younger generation.
Why does it matter if they are democratic or republican, why can you just vote for who you think will help this country with its needs.
Right now the biggest thing on my mind would be school. If I were an adult, I would worry about what politican would do the most for my child's school.
I would be thinking why i should be voting for the person i would be voting for. If they would help or nation out right now, or if they would be a person who would be wasting or money again.
The voting poles have a lot to think about during the voting, but one of the biggest issues is the economy and how we are trying to rebuild it. The government keeps trying to heal it by spending more money but in my opinion we're just putting ourselves further into debt. The only thing we should be trying to fix is the unemployment rate right now and lower it. When voting for the congress seats, take into consideration who is going to stop spending on stimulus bills and take the process at a slow rate.
I Think that Education is what's most important in these elections because each year more and more people are dropping out of high school, or not graduating and if they graduate, they might not have the right kind of knowledge to go to college, which can affect the future of this country immensely...
I would like to point out that many people here have incorrect grammar and do not seem to relate to current propositions. (e.g. Prop19, Prop203, etc.)
Maybe America's schools really are slacking behind the rest of the world, especially South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and China.
I think that education is most important in these elections because more people are dropping out of high school, and less people are graduating high school with a good GPA for college, and since less people will get into colleges, problems in the US are going to get a lot harder to solve with less people wanting or able to do the work to fix them....
First of all i would like to point out to many people (especially at Courtney, who had the first comment) that Obama is not turning America into a socialist country. Socialism is where the government regulates all buisness, prices, etc. However, America still strongly remains to have a free market system, which means we are far away from communism. Furthermore, socialism is not all bad: it would be better than a democracy if people were not power-hungry and greedy.
On topic, I would like to focus my issues on Prop19, 203, and 107.
Prop 19 and 203 focus on legalizing marijuana for medical purposes. Marijuana is not as deadly of a drug as people think. in fact, it is better than tobacco and alcohol, both of which have been legalized. Marijuana also prevents nausea, vomiting, reduces eye pressure, and even helps lack of appetite. It is also used to treat cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease patients.
As for Prop 107, I am strongly against it. I think that we should strive for a more equal work force in regards to race.
I am really disappointed at how many people here have incorrect grammar, and that their comments aren't even focused on the present-day propositions.
Maybe america's education is really slipping behind more than it already is.
It doesn't matter whether or not we are democrats or republicans. It only matters that we all take care of our country. We need to be focusing on how we're spending our money, time, and efforts instead.
The biggest thing on my mind would be how is the government going to mainly fix California's economy, but also all the other problems the "Golden State" is having.
I belive that one of the biggest problems, it all the money spent on the mid-term elections. We should be saving the money.
well mine is who will turn the economy around.
I think the single biggest issue that would be on my mind would be what if some one saw my vote and made fun of me.....and that would be embarassing
i think one of the biggest issue in the world is pollution and the economy with money and many onther things
The biggest issue i would have would be about the economy and also why people are not voting
The economy is a really big and important issue, and I want people to elect good candidates who can help make the economy better and represent all the people in this country.
I think the biggest issue right now is the war of course. I know that they are trying to stop it and its not as easy as it looks but I still think that something needs to be done before something similar to 911 happens
For me, the biggest issue in who to vote for is who will respect my vote. Will this candidate represent me? Will they vote the way I want them to vote? There have been many discrepancies between what the people want and the way their Senators and Representatives vote, but who knows what's best for the people more than the people?
The biggest issue this election has to be budgeting. We need to cut wasteful spending down instead of raising taxes. The mroe that we budget now, the less that the government will haev to fix later.
The biggest issue this election has to be budgeting. We need to cut wasteful spending down instead of raising taxes. The more that we budget now, the less that the government will have to fix later.
I think that all this is would be stressfull and you don't know who to vote for, everyone just puts thing on I and if I were sitting there I acualy wouldnt know what to do my parents tell me "Oh, you will have to do it in the future it gets easy after a while." I realy don't think that we have to worry about things that don't involve the united states we need to worry about now and not the future. It's now, like sometimes people just think about who they don't want, they need to think about who they want its not going to make a difrence they all made mistakes that little mistake to everyone else is like a mistake that will destroy us all. My biggest issue is realy that why everyone gets crazy over who to choose, and why the people they are going to choose get crazy over someone else winning.
i think it would hard but i would be excited to get it over with it because i am sick of seeing the comercials
if i were voting myy worry would be what if i vote for this person and they dont do the best job and ruin somthing huge? then that somthing that happened a little bit of that problem wwould be on me beacuse i could be the vote that made that person win.
To me the biggest issue of the election is that everything turns out right for our country, theUSA
The biggest issue on my mind right now while I'm voting is the economy overall, but mostly, healthcare and the stimulus.
The big problem is the economy and the economy money.
I think our biggest issue in this election is the "Jobless 99'rs ". Their are thousands of unemployed people who will lose their benefits this month. Something should be done quickly before the economy gets any worse !
If I were at a voting both right now, the biggest issue on my mind would be, how is the new goverment going to change my life, make it better or ruin it. Obama uses the bull mose party alot.
Also, we should not be forced to excecise our right to vote, that would be againt the constitution, and just plain wrong. Some people may not want to vote, don't have an opinion, or refuse to be apart of politics. Who cares if your lazy. That's just an excuse to not vote, and the reason that you do or don't want to vote is entirely for you and only you to know.
the biggest issue is the reinterpretting of the constittution, rather than adhering to it.
i think everybody has to vote to make a difference.
How do you feel if someone chose the person you didnt want for governor or any other ellection and then they became governor, president, etc. And then our world was tortcher?
I agree with Lucas (up top). This campaign has been the MOST NEGATIVE campaign I have ever see. Everyone is only saying why nobody but them should be elected. No positive ads about why they should be in office. Just negative ads about the other candidates. I would not vote for anyone who ran a 'negative campaign'. Also, those telephone bots that call every hour of the night? I wouldn't vote for anyone who runs those, because they're such an annoyance.
The biggest issue on my mind would be if my vote is right, I'm voting for the right person. Then my next thing that would be on my mind is 'Why am I here.'
I think the issue Americans should be worried most about is jobs. If we vote for candidates who have ideas about creating more jobs in there state, we guarantee a boost in the economy because more people will be able to pay taxes without a problem. This means more money can be going towards the government to pay off taxes, support schools, and creating better health care.
My Biggest Issue Would Be About The Early And Regular Voting
But The Biggest. It's About the Economy,Healthcare, And Mostly The Job Loss
If this candidate is in office, will it help our economy?
I would decided on the most promising one of all and it would be very hard
If I were there right now, I would think of all the people who aren't voting this midterm. I mean if not everyone votes and there is a large group that has formed to say you know what I know that there arent many people that are going to vote this way so I will try and persuade somepeople to vote my way. That and there ARE people who are mentaly not-capable of even living on their own and others are practicly making them vote for whom they want. Which in all honstey IS cheating just beacuse they may not be caplabple of choosing a canidate for-them selves but it still IS just as bad as tampering with the machines in my opion.
In the voting booth, choosing who to vote for will be hard. I want to elect the right person,not just the person from the party I like.
the one issue i am afraid of is that who ever wins might not be responsibile enough to take care of the economy, education and other serious issues.
Most of my votes in the house would Republican while it would lean in favor of the democrats in the Senate. It isn't smart to allow one party to rule congress.
I think we should vote because our country gives us the right to do so. So we should take what we are given and use it in a positive way.
i live in indania and it got pretty bad betwen wolorskiy and joe donlly one of the comarls was about jalarskia sent jobs to china that used to be in the us and they went back and forth well donly you voted for helth care wich my genraION WILL HAVE TO PAY NOT GOOD DONLEY NOT GOOD
If i were voting my biggest question would be what they are going to do to help our nation or what they are going to do to help our state.
The biggest issue would be the economy. I would vote for someone who is capable of fixing our economy
This may be a waste of your time, but take a second to make the vote and choose the right candidate for our goverment.
I think the biggest issue is the economy. The people in California are struggling to keep up with the economy, trying to save their jobs and their homes. And people all over the united states are losing their money rapidly.
I think the biggest issue is that people will vote blindly by that I mean !they will vote for someone without knowing what they will do to this country
II would make sure that I voted for the right person. One wrong move might cost us a good person.
I think the biggest issue in the U.S. would be the economy. But with all the commercials on the news, you're changing your mind every minute. I would go for the conidate that would help the economy more than hurt it.
The biggest issue for me is, are they going to pick the right person? and if they don't how will it affect lives accross the US?
I would make sure that I voted for the right person. One wrong or stupid move might cost us all!
I would say the economy. Everything circles around the economy in my opinion. The better the economy, the more money that everyone has to spend on wars, technology to help plot against terriorism, schools, taxes to help with the deficit and energy (more solar panels and wind turbines), and health care. If there is a better economy the rest will follow.
If i were at the voting booth now i would be thinking about the econome, and how it;s going. And i would be thinking about the way the democrates rule america,and by the way that the are actually helping it .I would mostly vote for the women running for congress, because men think they are better than us, and before i vote for them i would probably watch what they are saying on the news before. 😀
All the calls and tv commercials and emails
I think that the constituion of Michigan should be amended so that felons cannot run for office because we don't want anybody like that in charge of our state.
All the Boys in my class even a Guy Named Alec not talking about all of the politics and going on and on about George Bush
my biggest issue definately would be health care, I mean think about it! so many people can't affored the care they need. I say that i would vote for whichever person who would lower the cost, No contest!
A lot of people dont realize how important these elections are, they are just as important as the presidential elections. I think people need to stop focusing on democrats or Republicans and focus on who is going to do the most for our state(s) and country. We need to focus on things like Healthcare (is it fair that some people cant have healthcare because they are sick with cancer or some other terminal disease), immigration, and the economy. Democrats and Republicans need to try for once to not focus on beating each other in trivial things but actually work together to try to help this country get better.
I feel that the biggest issue is the party majority in The House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, because that determines our country's future. Our economy is also a big issue in our society. It effects everyone and people should definitely keep that in consideration as they fill out their ballot.
the biggest issue on mind would be what could my single vote change
The biggest issue has to be government spending. The Democrats seem to be following the old adage "you have to spend money to make money," which is a very unpopular course of action considering the current recession. Republicans have been able to play off of the unpopularity of Democratic policies and the anger of the American populace. Every other major political issue has practically been thrown under the bus in this mid-term election.
In my opinion, there is more then one issue. Economy, jobs, ect... but mainly, The economic crisis. Everyday items like milk, butter, and bread prices are rising rapidly. And with all this taxed food, how are we Americans going to be able to afford it all?
If I were in the voting booth right now, the biggest factor on my mind would be Education. I want to have a good, well funded school to go to and get a great education. If I have to go to a class full of 50-70 people... It's going to make it very hard to learn.
If i was voting right now i would be thinking of who to pick, because who i pick will make a different in everyone lives.
If I were in the voting booth I would be thinking about who would be the best choice. If I choose the wrong person it could affect whatever position in the government I was voting for. Every vote matters, so you have to choose wisely. Education would also be something I think about because that is the whole reason we are in school and learning, and we don't want to choose the person that can't handle important topics like education.
well right now I hear it's all about health care,but I think it's more about education because without a good education this country will get no where.
I think that the biggest issue is the economy then government you can always change government but almost never change the economy but we still need to remember about everyone that is unemployed
I believe that if I were standing in the little box right now, I would be so happy that I had the right to chose who leads our country. "With great power comes great responsibilty" is the thing I would be worried about. I would be nervous that if I pick the wrong person, the country would fall...
Let freedom ring!
The biggest issue for me is a reform for the Immigration/Naturalization laws, hundreds of Immigrants come to America, many of them very important scientist, and researchers, that is to me the biggest issue.
I would listen to what the canidates would do and how it would help us and not hurt the economy
I think that the big issue for me has to be the candidates because I want to know who my candidates are. I dont want to vote for someone i have no clue about.
The single biggest issue on my mind is the economy and how it effects our taxes. Because if we have to pay more taxes, we will lose some money, we can't get more things from the stores, the stores will suffer, they will have to cut jobs, and the cycle goes on and on all with one thing.
Some republicans think they are right on everything,but they don't really care and I agree on like 5% of things they say,and they say alot.I know it's kinda off track,but it's my opinion.
I believe voting is a very lenient. The thing that bugs me is that some people just vote for no reason and they don't even know what the candidates believe. In 2008 my dad and i watched a few of the speeches and we decided on who we would vote for. Every vote counts and if you just do it to do it then your putting our who country in risk. Once your vote is in, there is no going back.
whose going to win the election and what will they do ??????? !!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think that the biggest issues are the economy and cyberbullying. The government should come up with laws to stop cyberbullying, and the government should help boost the economy by putting more money into businesses.
The economy and abortion, not necessarily in that order. Those issues need to be adressed. How many jobs have to be lost, innocent infants to die, before Congress wakes up?
I think the most important thing to think about is how honest the candidate is – like John McCain. He upholds his promises to citizens.
I think economy is the biggest issue right now, but it could be better.
You need to take in mind that what you vote for is final, you need to understand that just because someone said something they would do, might not mean what you thought.
The biggest issue for me is deciding the new senators for each state. These people will be working for our government and we want to have the best people for our country. Also finding a governor for our states. We need someone to be in charge of goverment in our states!
The biggest issue on my mind would be the economy. I'd chose the candidate I know will actually do something about it.
Health insurance is the biggest thing on my mind. More than half the world's population is in need of it and so I'd choose the person that I know would be on top of this issue.
I would be mostly thinking about how they can help the country in the future and how they can help the United States move forward.
I think it is a good thing that nobody knows who you are voting for so there's not that much pressure on what others will think. But still it is stiil a really inportant choice, because that person will be governer for 4 years!!!!!
I think the biggest issue to me is the well-fair of myself, and others. So mostly it would be the dramatic amount of people out of work. I want someone who could help the economy, and get people the jobs that they desperately need. More jobs= Increase in spending. If you help the people, you help the government in the end.
In my state (Minnesota) both the economy and education are the main issues. I look at the candidates plans to improve these things, but what they say while campaigning isn't always what ends up happening. While it seems like Democrats are looking to far into one area of this and Republicans have their views to far the other way. The Independence party has a plan in 'middle ground' that could really turn the fortunes of these things around.
The biggest issue for me would be, who would look past which party you're in and actually get down to business and take care of the issues, i mean if you just shoot down somebody's oppinion or idea cause they are the opposite party of you is that really the way our founding fathers wanted our government to end up? I dont think so, i think poloticians to look past their party name and look at the issue and stop being so stuborn and fix America!
The biggest issue going into this election is the argument of the parties. Everybody is too busy focusing on if you're a republican or a democrat to fix what's really wrong. In my oppinion you should actually look at what someone is saying no matter what party they are from and really listen to their idea because it could be a good one. The politicians today are to busy fighting over democrat and republican that this country is suffering because of it. Is that really the way our founding fathers wanted our government to end up? In constant argument over which party is better? Its like middle school drama, I want people in control of this country who will put those issues aside and look at the real ones, instead of voting no on a bill or law because it was proposed by the opposite party.
Employment and Minimum Wage! I'm going to be old enough to work soon, and I want to take advantage of that oppurtunity. If no young, new workers can get a job, I don't know whether or not America can last as a country.
Right now, people don't understand what each represenitive have in mind. My guess is that more than 30% of the candidates(like the governor and senate etc.) and a little less than 45% of porositions aren't telling the truth. People just don't know what their voting for. THEY'RE ALL LIES!!!!!!!!
My biggest thought would be local economy and not a person that can talk the talk I need a person that could walk the walk
what may happen is the reason there maybe rihids and if they choose Replubicen then they are not going to agree with Obama and he has the right to say what he has to say.
I Feel That The People Who Sit Around And Complain About The Government And Thier Choices Need Too Actually Get Up And Vote. They Need Too Understand That Thier Votes Count Too. Maybe Then They Will Realize How Much Thier Votes Will Count.
having to pay the deficit the goverment has racked up when I get out of college.
I would want to know what each canidate is like and what they would really change and not just what they say they r going to change. I would vote for someone with the same economic views as i would see as a change.
The biggest issue on my mind is the economy. How can our country function without a stable economy?
Jobs, jobs, and more JOBS!! The economy is crushing our parent's jobs! A lot of people are lucky they don't have to pay to vote.
i think the problem is that people vote for senates that they dont even now about.
if i were voting i would be making sure that the person i voted for would really actually bring issues to light and solve them instead of staying backstage the entire time.
I think the main issue is ending the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. A lot of our countries money and attention is going into the war effort, so I believe that once we get the war under control a lot of other problems will begin to straighten out.
I'm not old enough to vote yet, however I understand how the election works. If I was able to vote, I feel strongly about preserving my 2nd amendmant right to bear arms. Although, hunting is my primary interest I do enjoy shooting guns for recreation. I think the basic rules our country was founded on should be protected. I don't think gun control would have the affect that anti gun lobbyists think that it would. I personally feel people should not vote just one way only such as Republican all the way or Democrat all the way. I think they should take an interest in what the individual running for office believes.
I think that Prop 19 in California is a huge issue. This could legalize usage of marijuana if the marjority vote is yes. I hear students at my high school talking about prop 19 quite a bit, a lot students say if they could vote they would vote yes to legalize the substance. I don't see what is so special about this substance. But if it lowers a few California residence income taxes when I start working, that will be a good way to boost the economy and lower taxes. This issue is a very up and down issue whether to legalize this substance. This is one issue that gets students in California that are interested in.
Voting is a issue. Most people do vote but there are some that don't. If we force them they would just vote for any senate and get it over with. Not taking this seriously.
I think the most important thing in this election is Government spending. Democrat's believe is strong Government spending and are just digging a deeper and deeper grave for the future tax payer's to get them out of.
the biggest issue on my mind is congress turning to the hands of the republicans, remember they are the ones who put our country in an economic sinkhole and dammaged some of our foreign relationships
Our generation is the future and our world depends on our future, and it's hard for all of us to pitch in.
How will our government change with MY vote? it could sink or it could rise, and i prefer it to rise
my biggest issue would be peer pressure and what your friends would think of you if you didn't vote for the "right person" in their opinion.
i think the government is the biggest issue! theyre taking OUR money and calling it their own! whats up with that!? seriously they need to get themselves straighten before we do something to them.
who wins to make this country a better place! we need to create jobs and bring us out of debt. we need a good House of Representatives and Senate to boost up America. It doesn't matter what party, it only matters that they work together for the good of America.
I Don't Think Marco Rubio Should Block The Border He Is Cuban Doesn't He Feel His Own People Won't Be Able To Come To The Land Of The Free For A Better Life I Think It's Not Right!
'Change', isnt what we should be worrying about when it comes to Mid-Term Elections. We just need people in the house and senate, that will have common sense and do the're job.
What if one of the canidates doesn't do what he said he'd do? then the voters would get mad they voted for him for what hed say he did not what he did do.
I totally think that the people in the U.S. are seeing the horrible effects of Obama. Obama has had two years to do something, but what has he accomplished?? other than his horrific health care package/plan. So i think that the people of the United States magority voted for the Republican party not because they agree with the republican veiw, but because they are against Obamas democratic party.
If I were in a voting booth right now, the biggest issue on my mind would be our country’s education. Our country depends on people getting an education for almost everything in our world today. Making the right decisions on who I vote for would also be on my mind. Making the right choices when I vote is important so that I can benefit from the decisions that the leaders will make in the future.
In the u.s this is not the biggest issue because i think everybody is not putting there time into it , but at the same time we need to be in our books learning about it our self instead of listening. i think the voting every november or something like that is a little to much , and people pay to much attention to it !
I think the biggest concern is Education. If some places make their day longer there will be no time for extra stuff, like sports or doing homework. If the kids are after school longer the time to do homework and home stuff shortens. I know the education needs to be uplifted, but maybe they could find a different way.
the biggest issue right now is the economy, our country is in dept
i think that the big issue is that who to choice for and what other people might say if you tell them
I thing the most important issue is changing the 'don't ask, don't tell' rule because it is unlawful: the constitution clearly states that ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL.
The whole thing is just pure stress. Honestly i don't think my opinon on this matters. I am under 18. I know absolutely nothing with what is going on in the economy. I have a long ways from knowing whats going on too.
i think we need to legalize marajuana because its a multi billion dollar market, and we are spending millions of dollars on enforcing laws
if we would just legalize it, we would be able to use the money for alot better things
such as paying off our huge debt
the biggest issue is the that their arnt many jods
I think national debt and outsourcing would be on my mind. if national debt isn't paid off and we owe most to china,we'll all be speaking Chinese!outsourcing means products are cheaper,but it also means less jobs for americans!
I agree with courtney.Socialism always crashes and burns,no matter how powerful you get.Take a look at russia,it used to be socialist,and that form crashed and burned!it wasn't communist,communism is almost impossible unless you find a group of human beings who don't want power!Socialism is what obama wants us to be! I think capitalism is just fine.
The biggest issue for me while I'm voting would be that I don't know if I'm picking the right one or not.
Our middle school current events class believes education is the biggest topic to consider right now.
If i were voting i would be thinking about who is going to keep taking away money from are schools and raising takes.
Who would be the wisest choice, who would stop the spending in the House. Thats the biggest thing I would think about.
If I was in the voting booth I would want to think about what was going on in Michigan. The economy has been so bad that we are one of the worse states in the U.S. I woud want to elect somone who would fix our state the right way.
if i was voting i would be wondering who wouldent be talking money from the school. Kids are the future and we need to stop cuting school funds.
I dont really now what voting is like in a booth because I am not old enough, but if I could then i would just vote on the person who I wanted to vote for. Sometimes when I go with my parent to vote, I would try to say who I wanted, but they said I should just be qiuet and wait. Somtimes they would pick the person I said because they wanted that person.
I think most people are wondering if they are making the right decision on who they vote for.
i think the biggest issue is education. plus we need to look at the issues in the U.S. because a lot of things are going down.
In my mind it would be thinking about how that person is going to help the U.S. I would also think about how and what they will do to with economic spending.
My biggest concern is health care because a lot of people are getting sick.
The Biggest issue I think is that prop 19 didn't pass but I think it didn't pass because all the people who wanted it to pass in California were too stoned to go vote and missed out. It would have been a good prop to pass because it would have raised lots off money!!
Our national debt. A country as great as the USA should not owe any country money. Our leaders should never spend money we do not have.
my biggest issue would me if i was picking the right person and if they would be right for the state and for the pepole qand if i would get makeing fun of me for voteing for a certain person
I think that the problem is democrats because they controlled the house since 2008 and things has been going down hill since then.
i think that we should be focusing on our national debt, because that will start shaping our economy back then we can get the job situation under controll and stop waisting our tax money on stupid stuff and vacations for the big wigs in washington.
If I was in one of those election boxes it would be an honor to be able show my support for my country and to everyone else around me.
The biggest issue in my eyes that I personally am concerned about is education and money, our economy needs a lot more tender loving care and help in the education and money areas.
I would be following what i think is going to be the right choose... I would ask myself if i think that they would be ruining our economy or not. And then i would go with whom ever i want.
A lot of things. One thing that upsets me is that the government spend our money. OUR money, the spend it on things that we don't need. People pay taxes because we have to, but we expect the government to spend it on what we want them to, not what they decide is "important".
To pick the right one I don't want to make a mistake a put my country in a big fuss over things that can be settled because everyone in office has a great honor, and they need to not make a mistake.
I think that you should not be able to vote if you do not follow politics. If you do not no politics and you have no idea what each issue is you should not be able to vote.
I think that jobs are the biggest issue. Who ever is elected will do something with education. Jobs are what make the money, and what pay the taxes for eduction
Haveing to pick the right person. You wouldnt want to pick the wrong one.
I would vote based on who i think would change my life in a postivie way.
I think the most important issue is the economy in general. I think that eveything from the trillion doller debt to the lack of jobs is what we should be focusing on. Not whether or not T.V. commercials are too loud.
I would think about if each one of the running nomineews would make our state a bettter place. Not only just for me, but for all of the citizens in this country. Will our furture be bright, or wont it be.
I would first check what they are promising to us.
Well first of all i wouldnt be in the voting booth cause im 15 and i think its stupid to vote we should all run the country
The biggest issue in my mind while standing in the polls would be the issue of our economic situation. I would vote for who can get the job done and help us get back on track. Parties aren't as important to me as everyone things, i don't validate someone’s work on whether they are democratic or republican. I base it on how well they work and whether they can get the job done.
the biggest issue we as americans face is economy if this continues we could head back in to the great depresion
I think its the teachers getting laid off. I mean students need teachers at school to learn and thats the most important thing. Also taxes, they keeps on incresing.
to vote for the best person and remember not to mess up
Everybody is voting for democrats because Obama is a democrat and everybody wants to be with the president. republicans try so hard to win, but they can't because Obama is overwelming! Families and children need a good home.
The biggest issue is that a lot of people have been laid off of there jobs because their work needs more money. Also, when people are laid off of their jobs, that results in less money to them, which can end them up in foreclosure. This can really harm the country and maybe even the military, and if some other country is watching us, might see it as an advantage to start a war over us. This will hurt our country even more. So, we need someone who will help America get their jobs back and help lower taxes so people don't have to pay for them and end up homeless with no where to go. So hopefully we get good people and they will help us get more jobs back and less tax.
the biggest issue would have to be the government, personally kids would do a better job then the power hungary people up there.
My biggest issue is the environment. Even if we had all the money in the world, no one would be happy if they could never leave their house. This is our only earth, and what people call "saving the planet" is really the same as saving ourselves.
I think the biggest issue is, one how have they done so far in what their campaigning for. I mean have they done any thing that will make me want to vote for them. Another thing is I would think how they could help the economy, would they raise taxes for us, them, or would they raise our pay or theirs. These things are important because if you are in debt as it is then will you want them raising your taxes and their pay. My third issue to think about this is how we should fix our country before going into war to fix another. I believe that would be insane. Its saying "I'm broke, but they are too. I'm going to go work for them so their problems get fixed even though it isn’t my problem." I think this is very important so that is why I used my time to type at least 165 words on this subject. I also think it is very interesting.
The main issue that will/did who will win the election is which party will fix the economy. People want the unemployment down and taxes decreased. The tea party also has a huge influence on who people will vote for.
The only perrfect thing would be is for the world to have peace
The biggest issue on my mind is the War in Afghanistan. I mean, we have been over there for about 9 years. We've spent around 1 trillion dollars on this, and rarely any politicians have spoken about it. It's a big issue that needs to be thought about while voting. Not just the economy.
If I was in a voting both right now i would tottally be nerves i mean you go in there and should be scared cause if you vote for the wrong person and they are elected they have no idea what to do unless they have been elected before
When i see the canidates tell their speech on tv and their saying that we are going to change this, this and that. but mainly all the canidates never do wat they say their going to do in their speechs.
For example: Obama said when he was running to be president he saids he is going to make more jobs avaible, but he did not make more jobs avaible he made more people unemployed since he became president. Obama tried to make more jobs by the banks givin more avaible loans to small business, but did not succeed, this was a good idea but he did not think it through.
The funny thing is people are saying that Obama was a better president than George Bush, actually Bush was better we actually were able to find jobs even though we were in debt, but since Obama became president we lost more jobs and we still are in major debt.
I, personally believe no one knows what the people actually want and are in need of. Even if someone tried to interview everyone about what people want and need.
Every politcal party just wants what they think is best and it is mainly not best for a lot of poeple. when they are careless about other peoples oppinions.
I will never vote because of these issues!!
If I was voting , the biggest concern on my mind would be how is the new goverment going to affect me and my families life.
I think the biggest issue in the United states is that there is some major disagree ments on how we should be ran. When i think of a big issue i thikn of less and less help for the men and women over seas fighting for our freedom and how the other people in our country are dying form diseases and things that for some odd reason cant seem to cure!
I think the biggest issue is dealing with the war, nobody seems to be worried about us being in a war?
how can us children voices be heard beacuse we have good ides but no one lesson to us .
There arre plenty of issues to deal with, but I think that the biggest would be that Washington doesn't seem to listen to us anymore. They seem to only care about their agenda and not about the people's needs.
i think the second biggest is about taking away voliene games
I think the biggest problem would be the economy, if the economy gets better, almost everything does.
I think the governors are paying to much on ratting out other governors
and not enough good things about themselves. If they focus on others, nobody will know who is fit to be a governor.
Hi carl, I just wanted to say that the issue foremost in my mind is that the voters just need to focus on is our own country and who would be the best person to deal with the issue in the united states and who would be the best person to focus on what there job is in helping our country and our nation.:)
I think we should worry about our own countries and not some other countries problem.
My biggest issue would be if the people I elect will fix the economy.
I think that our major problems are that we arent paying attention to the big issues we dont take the time to stop and think about whats going on in America. The main problems should be the main issue in peoples mind but no one cares to take the time to find those problems.
The biggest issue on my mind would be,how is the new government going to change in our life, would it make it better or worse for us.
I think some of our government is weak and we may to improve whats going on and really think about who is on the ballet. Our biggest problem is just our economy and how we handle things.
Well, I'm not old enough to vote,but i feel that everything that happens in America effects each and every one of us, but I think the single most important thing that's going through the voters heads and my own head is whom in which has the power to lead our country out of debt and into the bright future that lies ahead of America and its peoples.
I think the biggest issue would have to be is that when people go to the voting booths they really don't know who to vote for because they don't whatch the ads on TV and they don't read the newspaper, so they might just guess to who to vote for and they might put someone that really shouldn't belong in that postion.
If I were voting in that booth what would be on my mind is how just my vote could change the world forever and I would also think that people would stop putting those ads on tv because it bugs a lot of people and the e-mails. If you want to be voted for you should just be who you are and not what people are looking for. That will be a victory.
Well What I Think Of Voting We Need To Step Up And Vote For The Ones We Need Like Money,Education And Economy We Need Those Things In This Voting Thingy So We Need To Vote For The Dudes Who Are Running
My mind will be probably pretty relaxed because I already know who I'm going to be voting for, but if I don't, a lot of pressure and a lot of decision making will have to be made and I only have limited time.
I think that we need to focus more on our national debt. It is now in the trillions, and if we don't start paying it now, we will never escape from it. If we work with our national debt, we will have more money to work with for education, jobs, and funding. This will finally improve the U.S. economy.
the biggest issue for me would be makeing the wrong decision
I think the issue will be if your person your voting for going to do the stuff that you want to be done dont just vote for people if there doing somethimg you dont waant to be done.
I think we should focus on education and school because the kids are going be here longest so we need the education and other things can wait.. Our countries budget needs to improve beacsue we are really low and we cant buy anyhting like tools for the army.
This whole thing is just nuts. The mudslinning is inevitable, and it makes me feel like the politics of our own country is nothing but a bunch of people who will do anything to be a part of the government, then will just let us down in the end. They've all promised better economy, more jobs, more money, less debt, less taxes, etc. But when are we actually going to see them do it? Sure, the economy is balancing itself out, but that's no excuse for making the people of America believe you can help and then you do nothing about it.
Furthermore, I find that I never get my hopes up for a better country just because one cantidate promises it. We'll never see any results at this pace! Taxes, prices, and debt just keep getting higher and higher, yet no one but the common man seems to see it. Even students like us are seeing it falling apart right in front of us! We are tomorrow's voters and leaders, following by example, yet all I'm seeing are rich people with fish-bowl type lives and scandle that never DO anything. If this keeps up, they're going to lose a lot more than just this one girl's vote someday.
The issue on my mind is if im making the right decision and voting for somone who would truly improve our country instead of the opposite
These big leaders tell us all of the things of WHY we should vote for them and make them president, governor, mayor, etc. But we really don't know who we're voting for until a couple months after they're in office.
I think that people shouldn't worry about what the world news is but what's going on in the state and local area. But who's to say that all the congress men and senators vote on what we think.........o'well the economy is what it is and hopefully it will get better.
If I were at a voting both right now my biggest concern would be who will represent the people best.
I think that everybody just needs to stop focusing on all the little things and start focusing on all the important thing such as: Jobs, money issues, oil, and most of all just the whole economy put together.
What I would do is see who are the people that are going to help us fix these problems. if these things don`t get under control, god only knows what could happen!
Most of my thoughts would go to moeny . Another thing is that i want some one who will take charge and well make good distions.I`d also want all the roughed coments to each other would stop!!
My most concern is hoping that my vote will be counted and it won't get lost in the shuffle with all the other thousands of votes or ballots.
my most concern is that every vote counts.
My biggest concern about our country is our budget. The goverment just keeps on spending and isn't focusing on what the people really need.
People don't understand the trouble we're in, it's all the rage to complain about taxes budget and spending but people dont truly understand the problems associated with these. we borrow money from china, not a few dollars, billions, and we have to pay that back. we see the numbers on our tv and thats all they are to us, a set of numbers that we talk about solving. We need to stop now, and take harder regulations on spending within the government, if we dont then we will be swept up in economic storms. every great civilization has fallen some time or another, and economic trouble is one of the key pillars to a nice hard fall for the US.
I believe that the republicans have the best idea of how to solve these problems, but regardless we need national cohesion with these problems, not two parties fighting because one is a donkey and the other an elefant, please get it together U.S government for all our sakes
We need to start with a better nuclear policy against iran, then we need to stop government spending, pay back china and stop the borrowing of money and then get our morals back together, if we dont the US will just be one more Rome, a good run but failing in the long end
The most important thing is letting the military jurisdiction over its internal affairs, not civillians. Although im all for the civillian control over the military, the best people to run internal affairs.......are military officers. We dont need civilians telling the military it has to revoke dont ask dont tell, and messing up its combat efficiency, for a small political "win". When we start to get loose on things like that it never stops, then people start to demand "rights" for other absurd things, "i want to marry my child", "i want laws that allow me to marry more than 1 person" "i want my 6 year old to get married and have children", this is one of the most devastating blows to a country's cohesion, Greece, Rome and others have all fallen, and if you look at what and who made them fall, you could put current events and names into the story and it would make perfect sense. A "Death of a Nation" Madlib
My most concern is that everyting gets fixed.
ps: please post this.............
The biggest issue on my mind is that because so many republicans won, that means that more republicans voted.....where are all those democrats!?!?!?!?
I think that the biggest issue is that there aren't enough jobs if more people get jobs than that makes things better for them but, if lots of people get jobs than that's even better. If people keep losing their jobs than every thing will go down hill.
My biggest issue is I am worried that my vote didn't count becuase they made a prediction of who was going to win. I heard that republicans dislike Obama and I really wanted Tom Barret but everything happens for a reason.
I would vote for whoever would get back jobs beacause I know to many people without jobs.
My biggest issue isn't about Republicans or Demicrats. It's about what America's becoming from them. What's the point in voting if either way you vote, it will end in disaster?
I think that the biggest concern of mine is money. We are in debt by trillions, and we need to get the economy back on track. With the Americans being in debt to other countries, I feel that it shows that we aren't as strong as we come across as being. We need to get our outrageous spending under control, or there are going to be consequences in the future.
I think the economy is the most important issue in our country.
My most concern would be what the leaders we choose will do to our country and it's reputation.
The biggest issue to me is if the wrong governor or senator is elected what would happen to our state.
My biggest concern is what the person plans to do for our country. If all they plan to do is sit in the chair and look nice whats the point on having them is senate if the they dont even care?
I consider both parties to be inadequate, for two years the Democrats had power in the House of Representatives and the Senate. During this time, the Democrats did NOTHING. We are still in Iraq, we're still in Afghanistan, we don't have healthcare, and the debt is the biggest in the world! I don't know what a quarter can buy anymore, even though it could by a candy bar and a comic book when my father was a kid. I don't want to be the only thirteen-year old intellectual that knows we're the children of the second worst economy America has ever experienced. While I support Democrats in their beliefs, I have a Republican view on how the Government should change, therefore, I don't fit into either category. I don't care who you marry, I want lower taxes, and I want out of the Middle East! While I don't necessarily support the Republicans, I'm happy that the Democrats lost their power in the Senate. I hope that the Republicans can make America change for the better. If anything, they should do all they can to change the economy, it hasn't been this bad since the roaring 20's collapse. I'm begging all politicians, can someone please step in that has some common sense and a obligation to do what's right for America, not themselves?
If I am really making the right choice.
I think we need a fresh start in Congress and to keep our noses out of other country's business! Let's worry about our economy and our debt and our country's safety before we focus on Europe or something.
One of the biggest problems is the stock market. The entire economy was ruined by it.
I feel there is no need for Democratic and Republican.They are just putting down other people,so that they can get into power.I mean really what is the diffrence.If we could all come together,we could slove the problems that we still face!
No one are loser,there are only people that do not win!
Sometimes people win without a good conscience.
Keep that in mind guys.
1) I am to YOUNG TO VOTE....I don't really like politics...most kids don't pay attention, but if I had to vote...The biggest issue on my mind would be....who would best get us out of the state we are in (economic troubles, job loss, etc..)
i think people dont need to worry which party line there voting for but which seats will cure our bad spots people are dying and others are too caught up in demarcate or republican but need to be worry about if people are dying or not
The biggest issue for me is same-sex marriage. I think it's abominable that it's been an issue for so long, and I really am hoping that some of these Republicans that got elected will be less social than the rest of their party, and perhaps extend equal rights to everyone for once.
I think the biggest issue would be the economy.Once we get that fixed,we can start on other needs.With the economy down,we dont have the money to work on other things without causing a bigger debt.
i wouñd choose obama if i could.
I think the biggest issue is scuring the border and the econome
I think the biggest issue right now is getting more jobs in the U.S. and instead of waisting billions of dollars on thinking it may add jobs we need to know it will make jobs. In some places the governments actidents are costing jobs.
My biggest concern is all these election's and all these commercial ads. I think we should worry about the children, our future. If we don't start looking at what's happening now what will happen in the future?...
The answer is all around us.
...i really think the republican are trying but the democratcts being in the lead is very akward.many of states of the world know early what to do but american are voting for the government i myself already voted so im hping for the democrats. Total number of seats: 435. So, just over half, or 218, is the magic number there in order to hold a majority. Heading into yesterday's midterms, Democrats had 256 seats; Republicans had 179. So, for Republicans to take a majority in the House, they needed to win 39 more seats....hahahaha told you theyre are in the lead the republicans are trying but if they catch up they are going to be the ones whos in the lead and the democracts are going to decend theyre votes and economy and as i said" DEMOCRACTS GUD LUCK IN WHAT? YOU KNOW!
i am really upset about how much money we are spending on these elections it is not right. they need to make a budget of how much can be spent on a election
the biggest issue on my mind would be what could and can happen when this is done and when is this endless suffering gonna end
My biggest issue is jobs, so many people have lost their jobs and they need to be payed in some way other than mowing lawns.
For my opinion for us as students, we should not have to worry about any of this stuff. Unless your actually concerned about it then worry all you want. For us that don't care much should just go about our buissness and go with the flow.
The state of the economy is very important right now because our country is falling apart. Some people say the reccesion is over, but what do the thousands of homeless and jobless people have to say is the reccession over to them?
the only problem is they might make marijuana leagle if it becomes open to the public it would lead to more trouble than good and i can understand medical marijuana but it can and more than likly get out of hand
I think that the biggest problem is job loss I think tath there should be more jobs in the U.S
I think the economy is a BIG issue because if it doesn't get better our nation will just keep going down hill. It is not good at all. We really need to fix this problem.
if people are stuoid enough to usher in another gw bush
I would be more concerned for budget. Education seems to be affected by budget cuts.
The biggest issue in my mind would be the oil spill
I think the biggest issue right now would have to be bullying. Bullying can lead to suicide, so really that's the biggest issue.
For me the biggest issue would probably would be the our country's economy.
I just hope the right people are elected to serve are country right.
The real problem is everyone is so focused on the election.They are not trying to solve the problems that we still face.If we could just drop that for a while, we could have a better day here in the U.S.A!
What if the tabloids try to tempt me to vote wong? And what if someone manupulates the press like William M. "Boss" Tweed controlled New York City?
I think the economy and health care are the biggest things on my mind.
the bigest issue that i think that we need to get on country back on the track of no probelms until next election season because we care too much about other countries then our own... love you students new
The biggest issue in our local election this year was the bond issue that our school system was hoping to pass. However, if I was able to vote, the biggest issue that comes to mind for me is immigration laws. I understand that immigrants (mainly Hispanics) come to this country for freedom but I also believe that there should be qualifications that they should meet.
One of the biggest issues that gets my blood pumping is the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. I do very much support these wars, but we are spending bounds and bounds of money on them. I understand that wars are very expensive. I understand that wars are costly not in terms of money but lives as well. I don’t think we should pull out right now, but there will come a time when enough is enough. Lets all hope that the government doesn’t make these wars another Vietnam!
i think the biggest issue is the economy because our government just keep speending our money and dont think about it till it's already done and we need more jobs for the peoople snd stop paying the government all of our money start paying them less.
Local offices and local problems were the main issue when it came to voting this year. In our county we had one of turn out ever for our county in midterm election, because we were voting for school problems. Decisions involving our school and county were the biggest issues.
That spend all the money and tell we have nothing left.they gust dont care at all.
I think the biggest issue is who will take over the house of representatives. This will show how the people feel about the president and if they want a change in power.
I think the biggest issue that needs to be revisited would be the bulliying policies within the school districts. The superintendents and principals claim to have such a hold on it, but yet it still seems to happen.
The thing I would be worried about is if the Senate or any other house seat is right. We might all have seen the commercials but that is what they think. I like to watch the debates. I would be worried if the kids will get good education and also the border line. We need to secure the border and protect our country
I say that the Republicans are doing their job well. It is our hard earned money we should get to keep it
what the right desion for the country and the people
i think its the taxes how they keep doing stuff that just put us in even more debt they should ask themselves if its going to hurt us or help us. then maybe we will get somewhere.
I agree with many of you about education. We need to help kids learn so they can become the new senators and representatives. If kids are educated now, later on we will have a smarter future.
The biggest issue on my mind is the economy, and jobs. Unemployment is still at 10%, and things aren't getting much better very fast. Another important issue is health care. We need to find a compromise, between both the republicans and democrats and the American people and the government. We need to find something that works. Those are the big national issues of concern. In my area, my main concern is on the school bond issue. Our district is contemplating a school renovation costing 9.8 million dollars. This is a big issue, especially for landowners who would pay most of the taxes for the new school. It also goes back to one major issue, the economy. No matter how you slice it, we have to fix the economy before we worry about anything else.
The biggest issue for me is jobs because everybody needs to make money to survive is this tough economy right !
the single biggest issue on my mind is the economy and unemployment
I worry that who ever is elected in the Mid-Term Elections that they will change the economy and/or unemployment.
I think that we need to focus on the econmy and stop spending money on things that wont benifit us! Its Plain simple, we need help. To many people are unemployeed and we have to many issues that are less important that are being addressed while the big issue still stays around like a huge road block.Yes we need taxes, becuase otherwise how would we have money to build new roads and repair old ones? The two largest issues at hand and 1. The econemy 2. Unemployment. Many people are suffering from unemployment including my family and my friends. We need more opertunities for jobs and not just saying oh your disabled get a desk job or retire. Thats just not gonna help the families out! Money is needed to pay for food, the rent, heating, electricity, and much more. But when your unemployed, money suddenly becomes a precious thing that is not taken for granted.
It's a little late to say now, but the single biggest issue on my mind while voting would be the economy. It's strange for me to use the phrase "back in the day" because I'm only 18, but back in the day, I could get a 20 oz. bottle of soda for a dollar. Gas wasn't much pricier. Granted, things have always gotten more expensive for a variety of reasons, but things could definitely be better for us Americans- not only in terms of prices, but also in terms of job availability. I sincerely hope things turn around in the near future.
The economy has got to be the biggest issue during this election, to me. With unemployment rates going up and the U.S. being in debt, it seems like we should be focusing on finding someone who would help fix the problem as quickly and accurately as they can.
the biggest issue i have to say is what will they do with the national debt i mean its reallly getting high i just think we should stop spending and start saving
In my town we had a ballot for a school bond issue. This issue would raise property taxes which would have upset some of our local land oweners if I was passed. So I think that was the biggest issue for me.
The biggest issue is education. What i don't understand is why universities cost sooo much. If someone is going to a university then that means that they are going to be contributing to the country in a productive way. They spend so much money one making the school look good. They should spend money one expanding the school encouraging people to go for the greater education. With all of the crazy rich people in this country, why are they not doing anything to help people get into school. I'd think that they would want smart people working for them. Future generations should be getting smarter and smarter but they are not going to upgrade the average knowledge if they can't afford to learn the basics.
How will what I am voting for help the current economical situation.
I think that the biggest issue is how much money that was spent on the election media!!!!!
Thats tons of cash we could use for uses besides campaigning.
Seriously? We are in a recession and they are spending 450 billion dollars on ads?
The economy is the biggest issue with way too many people without a job and so many families struggling. I also think Haiti is a huge issue with them still being hit by one thing after another. And we still need to give them their money that we promised them.
I think it should be someone who knows what they are doing
I think the biggest issue right now is the economy. A lot of people still don't have jobs, and the housing market is still a disaster, we need new people that can fix these problems.
Mostly the class size amendment. My teacher said if it passed we may have 40 or more kids in the class. That dosen't sound cool at all- there would be no elbow room to even go to bathroom.
my bigest issue would be knowing who to pick would be the right choice because not what everything they say on tv is the TRUTH so if i was choseing right now i would choose wisly
What will happend if if they win????Are they telling the truth????Will they change after they get chosen????
I think the biggest issue is the environment because I believe health is more important than jobs. Pollution can harm people so we should be focusing more on making things greener.
The single biggest issue, for me would be, what should i believe? You would've heard so many things in the media, there's mixed emotions about everything and you just don't know what to do sometimes. I think its the feeling of being a betrayer to someone!
wow! this is a tough question! the first thing that comes to mind is the economy. but there are plenty other problems, like the huge oil spill clean up, the war in afghanistan.
America, we have a lot of work to do!
that we need to get a hold on things and just don't ask for help .
I believe that the very worst situation in our amazing country today is education, if we want progress in the future the kids will have to be educated.
My biggest concern is more people will lose jobs, not enough education for us kids because of money being used to fix our capital buildings when it should be used for fixing streets.
I think the biggest issue on my mind would be the economy. We need a person that will represent our economic needs. Someone that will find a way to get jobs to go up and ways to help us gain money instead of losing it like we have for a long time now. All I know is that if I were in that voting both I would pick a person that I know would guarantee a better life. At least in the economic part.
I think that the congress should let God help them run things because when he did we were very prosperous and strong. In the war of 1812 the British attacked washington D.C. and they burned the whole city, but while they were celebrating an enormous thunderstorm came through and put out the fires and it was so big that it even sproured a tornado, i belive that God did this to proctect the United States. God bless America.
I think rebulicans should win the house over so we can be out of this crisis and get back up and more pepole get jobs
Well, people just don't get it that voting is not about the politics.( well I guess it kinda is but really!) It's about who is the best for our country. I mean, our biggest problem right now is the money and the jobs. So really, our economy. Right now it is fighting against everything we have worked so hard to work and build up. It is just a shame that it is such a big waste and that the goverment hasn't decided to try harder to fix it up. This is a big concern to me and I wish the goverment would work harder to get our economy fixed up and running straight again. It would be really, really nice for prices on things not to be so high and then we would all have more money to spend on things like food than gas. It would be awsome for things to be normal again.
I think that we need to have a new president Obana has messed up the health care, I think the demacrates should win the house over this year.
My concern if I was in the voting box would be, would this person help us out of the Recession, get more jobs, help with the Earth and going green and getting us out of our huge debt?
Well, I think that if you really thought about it you might say that the economy is the biggest issue. Anywayif you don't agree then you can state your opinion here at cnn student news blog from a to z..
i think a big issue would be that many people want to cut jobs but that would include police, which we really need to keep us safe and sane, and to make sure that everyone is treated fairly firefighters, which we need to keep us safe, and teachers, which are very important because kids are the futur and if we are not educated..... well, that is just really bad news:(
I think the biggest problem we have is our economy. I hope whatever side gets elected,whether it be democratic or republican, that the economy is they're first priority.
I think that people should vote with what they think is right not what these politic commercials keep saying about each other. Why can't they leave each other alone then spending thousands of dollars on commercials criticizing each other!
IF my vote wiill be casted in in the results
We own 30,000,000,000 dollars i tink it was so i would be thinking about money.
The biggest issues is the education of us kids if we dont learn jow will the feature end?
The first thing that will run through my mind would be who is the best choice that will answer my concerns and my communities concerns ad well.The nation needs someone to to help it in these time of hardship. REPULICANS and DEMOCRATES are upposed to be our last concerns.
the one big thing on my mind is, is the person im voting going along with what i believe. Is he the guy who will help me out.
My bigest conncern is about our country is our tax increse and our military war against afganistan and iraq and the most important one is the bombings in the U.S. and in the allied parts of iraq and afganistan. I hope that all of this stuff would just drop and stop so that our world could be the same before the wars started.
you shood becarful on what you put on online!!!....^^
I think the biggest problem is partisan politics, If parties don't compromise to other parties ideas, it would either get nothing done or make matters worse.
I think that the biggest problem is the economy right now; it have officially ended in Summer last year, but the recession seems to be endless as of now.
if i was in the booth the issue on my mind would be either to vote won who i want to and not what others want me 2 vote 4. Or to make sure nobody knows who i vote on. i don't people in my voting business. maybe carl should run for governor
Were still don't have enough jobs and that consernes me and its not good we need to find out a way to get some jobs and rich people should have to pay taxes and not deside to
I think one of the biggest things is making sure the economy will become better, for it is OUR country's debt that is one of the biggest in the world. We also need to make sure that one of our main focuses is on our country. I understand that many things are happening around the world, but i beleive that we should focus on us until the economy is better, and that more than 50% of americans have jobs, for many things might be bad around the world,but right now at this moment, we have some of our own problems.
i would be scared to make the wrong decision it would effect my country if i took the wrong one
Personally I think that the biggest issue is the young voters not knowing who to vote for. They take the negative ads and say im not voting for the person being put down. They also might just automatically vote for the party that there parents are. You should not vote unless you reasearch and know who to vote for.
i'M ANNOYED WITH PEOPLE WHO THINK THAT OBAMA IS GOOD JUST BECUASE HE SUPPOSEBLY DOES GOOD THINGS!!!!!
I think the biggest issue is our political parties, George Washington warned us against them, and i think that we should just vote for the people who we think will get the job done not because people are in one a certain party.
The thing I would be most worried about is the economy and how it isn't getting better, I know many families, including mine, are on a very tight budget that just keeps getting smaller.
I think that we should think about our world and how we're destroying it. Every little thing we add to this earth, it takes up space and it uses things like trees to build it. We need to focus on how many things we're using and how it can harm the environment.
I believe that the only thing that should be going through voters' minds should be how their vote effects their country. I think that if voters knew exactly what their ballot would do, they might change it. I personally think we sould give the military greater funding. Help protect the people who protect our freedom.
Well with all the concerns with the economy, I’d have to say; jobs. People need jobs for money to pay for bills and such. I’d be thinking about someone who would help provide, help find, and help teach the knowledge needed for jobs.
I think it is just all of the hate. You saw everyday before election day that canidates would put "Oh this person did this wrong, their the worst whatever in history." They put how others made wrongs and not how they will change those wrongs or what they will do to fix the USA. It is all hate not forgiveness and strength on how to fix it.
The biggest Issue i would have to say is the peopl have no jobs. even though people have gotten jobs not enough people have enough to support their families and its sad. And i think that they should open some vaccent houses or apartments to people that live on the street. And have more food drives.
the biggest issue that is on my mind is to get the economy back up and runny how it is supposed to and to pay off all of that money the us owes.
Most people are turning to the republicans now because the democrats controling washinhton haven't made fast enough change. I don't really care how fast the change happens, just as long as it does. thats what i think would be the main thing in my mind: who do i think could turn the economy around?
I don’t think injecting $600 billion into US market would reduce the unemployment rate and get US economy back on right track. Because of the economic globalization, US companies moved their factories to other developing countries and built jobs for their workers to obtain lower cost and make more profit, but after that how about the domestic workers in US? Where are their jobs? So the most important problem is not the exchange rate and giving more money to the market, it is that the creations of US are going down on a ramp, or say the American people didn’t make their creations into new industries, so the old industries are going out but new industries we still don’t know where they are. Now what we need to do is to make our creations into new industries and generate more creations, so the new industries from our new ideas and creations will absorb more US workers, and boost US economy. A virtuous cycle will be made when we make our creations into new industries and make more profit, at the same time the old ones go to developing countries.
I think this is what President Obama needs to think about.
The biggest issue for me would be job loss. Because so many people have been getting laid off.
i think that we should be focus on the way how the trees and forests are dying back to back before its to late
I think my biggest concern would be about the casino because I think bringing a casino here would/will be a bad idea. Because for one it will make it a lot busier up here with more people coming and going. And two we already have enough problems going on around here we don't need to add to them by a casino in Maine, if people want a casino so bad they can go some where else.
My biggest concern is the economy. Being a senior in high school I am going to have to pay for college soon. The economy being how it is, it will be extremely hard to pay just about every thing.
The biggest issue on my mind is the casino that may be built in oxford county. I think it is a good thing and it will help our economy with the taxes made from it.
I think people need to focus on the real issues like our economy and stop spending so much money on advertising campaigns for their party. Republicans and Democrats are wasting time fighting eachother when they need to let people vote for who they really are, not how good they can fight.
I think the biggest issue right now is getting more jobs in the U.S. and instead of waisting billions of dollars on thinking it may add jobs we need to know it will make jobs. In some places the governments actcidents are costing jobs that we don't have to loose.
i think that we should stop worrying about the ads on TV, and start worry bout real things. GLOBAL WARMING! By 2012our world should be on it way to heading to nothing, if we don't stop wasting our money on wars and other useless thing, our world is gonna be turning into nothing.
The biggest issue that comes to my mind is economy. I would want to pick a responsible, and honest person.
I would be worried about which candidate would support the 600 billion that the federal bank is about to push into the market. That amount of money will take a while to circulate and will look great for about a year then the value of the dollar will tank and our economy may be even worse off. If a candidate was for that it would be guaranteed that I am not about to support them.
This biggest thing on my mind is, what will they do for my state and the people that need the most help. I also am thinking that the person I vote for must have experience in politics.
I think jobs are the most important aspect of the economy. (The governors' race) says that this guy is bringing this state down the toilet, and the Governor himself says that it is not going under. I really am confused who to vote for now.
i think that what you put online should always be personal because if you put a picture online and you dont want any one to see it eventually a family member or a friend is going to see it and what you put online you cant take it back because they have all ready seen it
The biggest problem is to many people are making bad decision and voting the wrong people.
I think we should focus on our kids education insteaad of or money . business,also we should stop worring about what other familys do and say about thier kids and family.
I wouldn't reall y worry because all thet the senate and the house of repersenatives ar just going to worry about the other countrys were natural diasaters occur like Hati and sending money to them instead of helping our country
I think the biggest issue going into a voting both is who is going to help our country the most in these economic times we need to just worry about that instead of giving money away to other countrys like Hati
The biggest issue on my mind is the econmy cause are state is debt.
The Economy. The President is doing a lousy job and none of this would have happened if McCain became President.
My biggest issue in the voting poll is by who would be the best people for the job. since if we chose the wrong people then i can mess up the house of representitives
I believe that the biggest problem the goverment and U.S. citizens are facing right now is the ecomomy.I think the goverment should start focusing on that,instead of spending money on the small things that barely make a difference in are daily lives.I think the first thing the goverment should do is create a budget.Thats what we all should be doing.Then once they know what to spend on and how much the goverment won't be borrowing from foreign countries.And we will all have less taxes to pay and less money we'll have to pays for groceries and other items needed to live our life
The biggest concern by far is the economy. We need leaders that will step up to the plate and fix our nation's problems.
The biggest issue on my mind is what are they going to do to help school's my school cant even afford colored paper!!!
I think the biggest issue in my live is probably. . . geting good grades and figuring out what to wear that day.
i think its stupid i wouldnt vote for the people i see with commercials
I think the biggest issue in the midterm elections is too much spending. Campaigning is allot of money gone to waste. Plus if you lose the primary you can change your party.
I dont know about other people. We can never has a perfect canidate. No one can appeal to all of our desires. Therefore, we can not have a perfect economy. I want a governor who can do the most with what he has. I want someone to focus on education, this is our future. We hold the key for whats in store. Oil spills, job losses, and recessions need to be considered. What is in need for greater thought is who is going to deal with things like that in the future.
If i was in the booth only one thing would be in my mind the debt were in and I think its time to let republicans have there say
Even if the country gets better our unemployment rate is still unbelievably high. Our country is still not hiring. But the country getting better is a small step for the employment rate to get higher and our unemployment rate to go down.
one of the things on my mind is that who ever wins i hope they are ready to make a big change in how california spends and resieves thier money also... they need to make sure they dont spend money without an thing to back that up because then we would be in more trouble than we already are......
the single biggest issue on my mind right now is the hurricane that has hit Hatti.it seem like every time they get back on their feet something hits them even harder than last time.
I think alot is going on right now....But the worst i think is money, thats one thing alot of people are lacking.
My main concern is will any of these people help the US in the Economy, Government, Congress, etc we need someone who will HELP!
I think the biggest issue is taxes
The biggest issue with voting is that when the people are voting they seriously have no clue what there doing. Most of the time thats why most people that have the privilege to vote never do because they don't know who to vote for and why to vote for them. Another problem is that since people don't know who to vote for they might vote for the wrong person which goes to are economy which would get even worse and people would start going bankrupt and most people would lose there jobs and it would be like a two year old putting money through the shredder. Which basically is a huge game of sorry or monopoly.
I'm just happy the stupid commercials, computer adds, phone calls, and radio adds are finally over so now I can listen to my radio in peace.
I would think most about the Governer of Texas
I think that we need to participate in voting
i wonder who will be elected this year but who knows lol people from all over the world vote sooo cool
alot of people vote from around the world i wonder u winll win but who knows lol
i think that the biggest issue is healthcare because alot of people in this world are suffering from diasses and they cant afford healthinsurince or the insrueince company does not want to toake you for your condition.
economy is the main reason, I know that and im only 13
I think the biggest issue is money and how the government is losing it.
I know people say money can't buy everything but people are homeless and need a job and money can get that.
i think that people don't know what we'regoing through at all.
Teachers should get paid more. It's unfair that everybody else makes so much money and school teachers don't make very much money at all.
The Us ecomony. this problem has been on my mind alot when i saw voting and the other stuff on the tv i said this to my self the US Government needs to fix the ecomony so they CAN get back to more important work and jobs. many people are suffering with out jobs and it may be the ecomony's fault (this is my opinion)
i think for the tornado that theus needs better insurence
money, how will they spend it? maerica is enough debt, so what we do have needs to be spent wisely.
The only thought that would go through my mind is: is my vote going to help my country, or destroy it?
my thought? my only thought is the person i choose, what will they do for me, you, the future generations...
Mine would be the economy. Our job rate has lowered this and last year and many families are loosing their jobs. It has also become a lot harder to get a job. Many families, and people are struggling with this problem.
Politics aren't my strong suit so I don't care as long as something changes and provides at least a vague solution to our current issues in our nation RIGHT NOW.
i think the most important issue is that the people in the government will keep their promises.
I think the greatest thing right now is the economy or creating new jobs. We were digging a big hole, I just hope we can get out of it by next year.
My biggest issue would be, am I makeing the right choice..? Am I putting my life in danger... or not?
I think the biggest issue is getting america and its people to a good place , and once that is accompliosh a lot of other things will start coming together.
what you put online can be hurtful and innapropreiate in a lot of ways to many people and people use that as an advantage towards others. when that is done you can have a disadvantage
Thank god the republicans won the house
The biggest issue on my mind is the war in Afghanistan. Thousands of American soldiers are being killed in Afghanistan. The Afghan war is the biggest issue on my mind.
I believe that our BIGGEST issue is jobs! People are becoming homeless and with the job rate not doing so good. That's why I believe that is our biggest issue.
If i were in the voting booth my biggest issue would be probably who ever is right there and right on task.
My biggest issue would have to be which person would make this world a better place. What choices would they make?
Our biggest issue is the budget. We need to balance it in a way that will not only keep public utilities at their best, but also keep the American people happy.
In my opinion, the biggest issue is all three yes or no questions. I think people's decision on those questions will not only affect the state or government and the way things are running, but it will also affect the way the new Governor does things.
My largest problem in my mind is whether or not I should vote for the democrats or the republicans. The Democrats are D for drive, while the Replubicans are R for reverse. The idea is clear: I will vote for the replubicans, as I'm sure so many other people will. Everyone just wants a change from the "you know what" party.
my biggest issue is making the world a better place, and we cant do that with this bad economy.
I think the biggest issue is people not voting.People actally didnt have the right to vote before they fought for women rights. So now that we do they dont vote. I wouldnt force the public to vote(since they actally do have the right to vote) but i would persauade the audience to vote because its actally a right.
The biggest issue is the future. What will we accomplish in the next few years regarding recovery of our damaged nation and our struggling environment? Is it all down hill from here? Our future is in the hands of the new governors, senators and other elected people. When we voted we thought of kids, money, health care, money to pay for these things and this all involves you guessed it, the future.
The biggest issue by far is the economy. The election put new people in congress and hopefully they can fix the economy. We should worry about our own country before we fix other countries.
who will i vote for, why am i voting for this person, and am i democrat or rebuplican? what will change in this world if i vote for this person what will make a difference, will they make the economy better or make it worse, will the prices go down or will they raise? This is what i would think of why i am standing there voting in my booth!
My biggest issue is......why am i voting foe this person?,I dont even know this person,And what are they going to do for my country? The person i would vote for would have to give me a good reason to vote...this is what i would think of if i was standing in line going to vote:)
The biggest issue on my my mind would be what happens if i vote for this person.What are the good things about them and what are the bad things about them.
I really think that the econnomy is the most important issue in the election.
The biggest issue for me would be the economy. It is difficult to be happy when you are getting kicked out of your appartment and can't buy any holiday gifts.
The biggest issue is the world issue we are the biggest issue if you ask me.
the economy is the biggest problem,,...... we are over a trillion dollars in debt thats $1,000,000,000,000$ so the economy is the biggest problem by far.
I think the biggest issue you think of is if you chose this person what is he/she going to do to help our econmy.
I wish that someone would pass a law or something that would create a lot of controversy. It may not be good controversy, but at least it would get all of the adults out of this Political-Economic funk that they think they're not in, but they really are.
I think that everything is an issue. But the most important issue would be the economy. It is the biggest thing hitting the country because it is causing other things to happen. It is causing job loss, bankruptcy, foreclosure, etc.
I'd say that the biggest issue is "what will come out of this person?". I dont want to vote a certain party just because he/she is popular. I'd want to make sure they are a good person before casting my vote.
I would say the biggest issue would be choosing the right person and to see if that person in capable of doing the right thing to help the economy
i think that the biggest issue now would be choosing who to vote for just like Josh said (is that okay with you joshua if i call you josh) when your in that booth there is so much pressure on you
If I was old enough to vote I would want to vote for somebody
The biggest issue would to me be the wrong person in office.The peoples who are elegible need to vote.Every vote counts!
If I was old enough to vote I would say the biggest issue is if the person would lower taxes and help the economy.
The big issue is by far the economy. I think that with all the money the government has they should give more to help our school funding.
i think that the biggest issue is "what will other people think?"
"is this the right choice, i like this person because of this but the other guy for this?!" if i was in this situation i wouldn't vote or i would just choose one and hope its a good choice.
I think the biggest isue is schools. If our kids arn't educated well, our future is not looking to good.
I don't think there is a bigest isue. They are all important.
My biggest issues are the jobs and the economy. This is certainly a tough time in our country's history.
MARIJAUANA! How could they think of legalizing marijuana? If that's the point we've come to, I don't know what to think anymore..
I think Its a great idea because my great great uncil was in world war two.So when veterans day comes around or something like this... I honor him.
Th bigest isue was the trapped minners. That was realy exiting.
My biggest issue is the pay cuts at jobs which will lead us into getting paid less
If I were voting, I would be most concerned about the education funds, because the kids of today are going to all be the future of this country. We need to keep it good.
I think the biggest issue is who is going to win and what are they going to do to try and help people with their jobs and not loosing their homes
My biggest issue is that the wrong person would win. When you vote you are wanting them to win. If they don't win then you may be concerned for what may come.
I believe my biggest worry is the economy, and whether or not our government will be able to step it up and get it back together and running again. But another worry of mine; how is our leaders going to and when are they going to retreat from war in Iraq. Because far as i'm concerned families aren't getting their family, friends, and parents back due to not pulling back, I think its about time, it's been about 8 1/2 years now.
you really have to focus on who you are voting for people!!
I would think about what that person is going to do for me. Will they help us and fix problems? Or will they just "let things slide"? You really have to think about your choice!
I think the biggest issue is who is going to win and what are they going to do to try and help people with their jobs and not loosing their homes.
School funding is what I would think about because its not fair for us kids having to not have everything we possible can to learn. WE NEED EDUCATION!