Back on February 27 I ran a poll of readers to see what the single most important voting factor for them is in the 2008 Presidential Election. I got several emails from people along the lines of "I didn't vote because I don't base my vote on a single issue". Well, no kidding! Who does? Kudos to you and your complex intellect. As I politely replied to those that seemed interested enough, I COULD have phrased it something like "If a candidate lined up with your views on every issue except one, what one issue could cause you to vote for the other guy?" But I didn't, so please accept my apologies. Many of you got it though, and I thank you for fighting through and forcing yourself to boil it down to the one thing that matters most to you in an election; it's actually a fairly soul-searching exercise if you allow it to be. Know thyself, if you will.
The overwhelming single most important factor when casting a vote for President is good ol' believing what they're telling you, whatever it is:
Trust of candidate - 42%
Political party - 21%
Abortion/stem cells/moral issues - 17%
War in Iraq - 8%
Economy - 8%
Immigration Issue - 4%
Thanks to all who voted!