Poll: Americans Want Jobs Before Wall Street Reform

Fifty-eight percent say the jobless rate is key.

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

Punishing Wall Street for the mortgage crisis is a popular notion, but Americans want more jobs first. In a Winston Group poll, 58 percent said slashing the jobless rate was key, while 36 percent said reforming Wall Street was Job One. "Americans are still asking, "Where are the jobs?'" says Winston's Myra Miller. FYI: GOP and independent voters focus on the unemployment rate, while Democrats look at monthly job figures as the key to the employment turnaround.

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