"Contrary to ongoing attempts by the administration to refocus the public’s attention on such focal points as guns, an imminent external cybersecurity threat (until it was revealed that the biggest cyber terrorist is the NSA itself), and climate change, the three still remain, pardon the pan, at the cold end of the spectrum when it comes to what issues most concern the US public. On the other end, for one decade and counting, the "top priority" for the US public was and continues to be "the economy", stupid."
Had this poll taken into account the NFL playoffs or Miley Cyrus, the economy would probably be farther down the list. Even still, a round of applause for the American public getting something correct for once.
The “economy” affects lots of the other issues on the list. Citizen feel unsafe about the country, they buy guns. Companies maximizing profits without any regulations, creating climate change. The unemployed doing stupid shit and talking about it on Twitter, they get spied on by the NSA. Somehow the “economy” is the underlying factor to all the stupid shit you hear about in the news and the media.
The economy made us do it. Triple Evil.