Ebola Appears On List Of American Concerns, Economy Still #1, Climate Change Missing

Guess what does not even appear on the list? Oh, right, I mentioned it in the headline

(Gallup) As the quarantine period ends for people exposed to the first person in the U.S. to be diagnosed with Ebola, the virus for the first time ranks among the top 10 issues Americans consider to be the most important ones facing the country. However, Ebola still ranks behind five other issues, including the economy (17%), dissatisfaction with government (16%) and unemployment (10%), and ties several others.

I expect Ebola as a Most Important Issue to disappear within a month, unless there are a few more, or even one, outbreaks in the United States, or there is some sort of incident, such as an Ebola infected person entering the country, legally or illegally.

Of course, to be fair, if this poll is anything like the one the article references in relationship to illegal immigration, Gallup didn’t even bother having “climate change” listed as an issue question. Why would they? “Climate change” typically comes in almost last or dead last in most polls on issues that concern Americans.

Anyhow, it matters little that Ebola will most likely disappear from public view, and as a concern, within a month or so: the damage has already been done to Obama and the Democrats, and the midterms election day….well, the one specified by the Constitution, anyway…is 14 days away. Damage, like, say, Obama’s new Ebola czar, Ron Klain, not having even started the job yet, so, he’s refusing to attend a Congressional hearing on Friday.

It’s also utterly unsurprising that the economy is #1. No matter what Obama and Democrats say, people are dissatisfied. They feel the problems. Well, except for the big 1%er donors to Obama and the Democrats.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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