Bloomberg by the Numbers: 48-43

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wait for Romney to make his concession speech on Nov. 7, 2012.

Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wait for Romney to make his concession speech on Nov. 7, 2012.

By a margin of 48 to 43 percent, voters say Republicans would do a better job than Democrats dealing with the economy.

The economy is the most important issue to voters, with 89 percent of registered voters rating it as extremely important or very important, according to a Gallup survey conducted April 24-30.

Voters also give above-average importance to four other issues, including the federal budget deficit and taxes, on which Republicans have an edge. Democrats have the advantage on the other two — President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act and income and wealth distribution.

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