It's the economy, stupid, stupid, stupid

Nine out of ten Democrats agree: The economy is in big trouble

Published February 5, 2008 11:59PM (EST)

Exit polls data released by MSNBC reveals that for both Democrats and Republicans "the economy" is the most important issue. For Democrats, the war was number two. For Republicans, illegal immigration.

The big difference? 90 percent of Democrats said the economy was "not good." But only 56 percent of Republicans felt the same way.

Are Democrats more gloomy by nature? Or were they just paying closer attention to today's economic news?

By Andrew Leonard

Andrew Leonard is a staff writer at Salon. On Twitter, @koxinga21.

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