Terrorism Is Level With Jobs as Top French Election Issue: Poll

Terrorism and unemployment were each named by 91 percent of the French as issues that will affect their vote in next year’s election, according to a poll by Ifop for Politico released Wednesday.

While Ifop hadn’t asked the question in the same format in earlier polls, surveys by other companies had always worries about jobs and the economy were more important than terrorism.

The poll was carried out with 965 people between July 21 and 25, after the killing of 84 people by a Tunisian immigrant but before the killing of a priest by a Frenchman under house arrest for having tried to join Islamic State in Syria.

Among other major issues, 85 percent of respondents mentioned crime and taxes. Migrants were important for 81 percent and the future of the European Union for 76 percent of people polled.

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