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AIR DATE: June 5, 2012

The latest Marist poll on the presidential election in Nevada shows that the race is a statistical dead-heat. The president has a slight advantage but supporters of both candidates are enthusiastic about their man. This poll also lists the issues voters believe are important when they make their decision. Some see the economy as the top issue and others see social issues as crucial. We talk with the director of the Marist Poll and we want to hear what you think are the big issues for this election.

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Lee Miringoff, Dir, Marist Poll
Steve Sebelius, political columnist, LVRJ and member,KLAS Channel 8's I-Team

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    How soon we forget. Bill Clinton left us with a surplus. Bush squandered it and then some. Obama came in and found a mess. He rolled up his sleeves and tried to work with a Congress which has been more focused on making him a one term president instead of helping the Country The President is not a king or a dictator. We have a Democracy where we elect people to look out for the people. Instead what we seem to have is a Congress that has been bought by the wealthy and works only for the beneft of the top 1%. Citizens United has only legitimized the purchase of our government by the monied and permits them to do so from the secrecy of super pacs. If anyone believes that Rommney and the super rich will make thing better, they have another think coming. The recent ship wreck in Italy has some lessons for us. You cannot go on a promised cruise until the ship is righted and repaired. This does not happen overnight. It takes time. And when those who should be helping you refuse to give you the hammer or the nail, and then criticize you for not repairing the boat fast enough, the repair will take more time. A new boss won't make any more progress. May even make it worse
    AldaJun 1, 2012 10:07:43 AM
    President Obama might have inherited the economic situation from Bush, however, it is clear that his administration has failed to pass substantive reforms that would actually address the most pressing issue facing our nation, the national debt. Simply championing the Buffett rule fails to take into account that it would only raise merely 47 million dollars over the next ten years if passed. Over the same time period government expenditures will total 45 billion. Obama's failure to tackle entitlements reforms, though difficult to do, is the reason that I will consider voting for Mitt Romney this time around.
    Luis BeltranJun 1, 2012 09:44:10 AM
    President Obama might have inherited the economic situation from Bush, however, it is clear that his administration has failed to pass substantive reforms that would actually address the most pressing issue facing our nation, the national debt. Simply championing the Buffett rule fails to take into account that it would only raise merely 47 billion dollars over the next ten years if passed. Over the same time period government expenditures will total 45 trillion. Obama's failure to tackle entitlements reforms, though difficult to do, is the reason that I will consider voting for Mitt Romney this time around.
    Luis BeltranJun 1, 2012 09:56:27 AM
    When government creates jobs, the tax payers pay. The corporations, as I understand received tax breaks because they would be able to hire more workers. They didn't. It is time that all government employees take cuts in pay and benefits in line with the economics out here in the real world. There are two publicly traded companies that have employees who qualify for welfare assistance. Both pay dividends to their investors. How many companies have this hidden tax subsidy?
    MichaelJun 1, 2012 09:38:47 AM
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