A new USA Today/Gallup poll out Monday found that Americans are split between President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney when it comes to the three most important economic issues currently facing the United States.
Over 80 percent of those surveyed in the nationwide poll identified the cost of health care, the federal budget deficit and unemployment as the three most important economic issues today.
Obama and Romney each have strengths in the three crucial areas. The president is favored over Romney on the issue of health care costs, 51 percent to 44 percent. Romney, however, is clearly the preferred candidate on the issue of the federal deficit and debt, with the former Massachusetts besting Obama on that front, 54 percent to 39 percent. But on the issue of unemployment, so often a metric for the state of this presidential race, the two candidates are tied.