Which Issues Do Voters Find Most Important?

By: Danielle Morgan Email
By: Danielle Morgan Email

The signs are up, candidates are crossing the state, and the primary election is less than a month away.

With so many issues being addressed by candidates, we wanted to know, what you hope to hear.

We picked four main topics that you expect to hear from everyone running toward the governor's mansion.

Healthcare, Jobs, Education or Crime & Drugs were the choices

Armed with a crafty sign and good old masking tape, WYMT’s Danielle Morgan hit the road searching for the number one concern.

The first stop was the Hazard/Perry County Senior Citizens Center.

With a toss up between education and other issues not listed, Danielle decided to find some younger voters at Perry County Central High School.

Surprisingly no one picked jobs as the number one issue in southeast Kentucky, however, all of the people who gave us their vote, said the ideal candidate would make all of these issues a priority.

While no one picked jobs as the number one issue on the street, we asked the same question on here on our website.

The results are as follows:

Crime & Drugs 29%
Jobs 28%
Healthcare 23%
Education 19%


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  • by Todd Location: Pikeville on May 1, 2007 at 07:06 PM
    State employee’s need to have there 5% raises reinstated for one thing. Sorry guy’s, I’m a stat employee and just had to through this in. It is however a big concern to state employees. On a more serious note, I would have to say that the drug problem is my second concern. We don’t need more jobs at this time. We need people to get off of the drugs and fill the one’s we have. We need doctors to stop prescribing oxycontin for a bad knee or back! We need the people that have the bad knee’s or back’s to stop selling there prescriptions to a dealer, who then puts them on the street. A lot of the dealers are the one’s with the bad backs. If you are a coal miner and have problems with your back, then see a doctor. Don’t buy pills off of your buddy at work. Young men need to stop feeding pills and meth to young girls just to increase there chances of getting lucky. Now the girl is hooked for life. We need lawyer’s to stop putting all the working class people on SSI. Mr. SSI is a big contributor to the problems in Eastern KY. The crime rate would fall on its own if the drug problem could be addressed. A good place to start is not the governor. It’s your DOCTORS and LAWYERS. If you get the right doctor with the right lawyer, you can get your drugs and your SSI. What more do you need. Life is just grand, while I pay for it with my tax dollars.
  • by donny Location: ky on May 1, 2007 at 03:47 PM
    yep they do need more jobs here in ky,,but first they got to get off drugs before they can work,i rest my case
  • by melissa Location: morgan county on May 1, 2007 at 05:53 AM
    i think that right now our main concern should be lower gas prices how is people who only make minimum wage or is on a fixed income suppose to be able to make it they cant we cant gas is to high and it is just crazy it should not be that high. there is no reason for it to be that high i think that should be one of the top concers

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