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A new New York Times poll shows that voters’ top concerns have shifted over the last two months.

For one thing, voters are much less concerned about the federal deficit. Only 7% of respondents in June thought the budget deficit was the most important problem facing the country, while in April, that number was 15%.

Instead, voters appear more concerned about jobs and the state of the economy. A full 27% of people listed the economy as the number one problem facing the country in the latest survey, compared to only 18% in April. And 26% are now most concerned about jobs, a slight increase from the 21% who felt that way in April.

When asked to specifically exclude unemployment, a plurality (36%) of respondents declared that the budget deficit was the national economic issue that concerned them most. A close second, though, was rising prices (33%), followed by financial markets (14%) and the housing market (13%). [New York Times Poll]

 

Donald Trump has been hit with yet another allegation of sexual assault, the Guardian reported on Thursday.

Amy Dorris, a former model, said Trump kissed and groped her without her consent during the 1997 US Open tennis tournament in New York.

She is at least the 42nd woman to accuse Trump of sexual assault or rape.

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