What Voters (Say They) Want

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Horse-race polls are the highly addictive opiate that political obsessives crave. But they tell us only the “what” of an election, not the “why.” And so Time decided to invest its polling dollars into a different kind of survey — one that dissects what’s on voters minds, what they say matters to them and how they view the top candidates from each party. Here, with analysis by Mark Halperin and Amy Sullivan, is the first installment of Time‘s election-year survey, which polled voters nationally and in both Iowa and New Hampshire.