Most Nevada Voters Say Economy is Top Concern

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RENO, Nev. (AP) - Preliminary exit poll numbers show the economy is first and foremost on the minds of Nevada voters with 6 out of 10 identifying it as the most important issue facing the country.

Nevadans cited the economy as their top concern far more often than health care, the federal deficit or foreign policy.

Nearly three-fourths describe the U.S. economic condition as "poor" or "not so good."

But about 4 out of 10 Nevada voters surveyed think the economy is getting better. Three out of 10 think it's getting worse and a similar amount think it's about the same.

Nearly three-fourths say they settled on their choice for president before Labor Day.

The preliminary exit poll of 3,089 Nevada voters was conducted for The Associated Press by Edison Research in a random sample statewide.