On our North Carolina poll last weekend 51% of respondents named the economy as their top issue. That's the lowest level since a survey we did in late August when only 48% of voters said that was their main concern.
In mid-January, right before Barack Obama was inaugurated, 64% listed the economy. Is it possible that the passage of the stimulus package in Congress has some folks' minds more at ease? It could just be a blip unique to this month's poll but we'll certainly be watching in March to see if that trend continues.