Poll results: Crucial issues for Long Island voters

More Long Islanders felt that "Keeping America safe from terrorism" and defeating ISIS were crucial issues than "making sure that both Medicare and Social Security provide for Americans when they retire" or "creating economic growth that benefits average Americans," according to a Newsday / Siena College poll.

Respondents were asked to rate eight issues as crucial, important, somewhat important, etc. In the charts the "not very important," "not at all important" and Don't know/No opinion" percentages are combined. Here, in descending order, are the results.

Single Day 2 Poll Bar without | amCharts

The poll of 833 likely voters was conducted between Sept. 14 and 20 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points. Bar charts via amcharts.

Crucial issueVery important but not crucialSomewhat importantNot important / No opinion
Keeping America safe from Terrorism67%28%4%1%
Defeating ISIS61%30%8%1%
Addressing illegal immigration34%34%22%9%
Protecting the environment39%35%20%6%
Controlling the federal budget deficit46%34%15%4%
Improving race relations47%38%10%4%
Creating economic growth that benefits average Americans55%40%5%0%
Making sure that both Medicare and Social Security provide for Americans when they retire56%34%8%1%

And you can read the full crucial issues poll here.

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