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Trump's rhetoric on women, immigrants, Muslims most concerning to voters, poll says

By Eric DuVall
Trump's rhetoric on women, immigrants, Muslims most concerning to voters, poll says
Controversial comments on women, immigrants and minorities made by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is the most concerning issue to voters about either candidate, according to a new poll conducted by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday. Photo by Gary I Rothstein/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The issue most concerning to Americans about either presidential candidate is Donald Trump's "language and comments about women, immigrants and Muslims," according to new voting research.

Nearly seven in 10 voters, 69 percent, said Trump's controversial rhetoric concerns them, a NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll said Wednesday.

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Sixty-six percent said Trump's temperament is the most concerning trait of either candidate. The third most concerning topic, according to 64 percent of voters, is Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she served as secretary of state.

Other issues concerning to voters included:

-- Clinton's judgment in issues relating to foreign affairs, specifically in Syria, Iraq and Libya, at 62 percent.

-- Trump's praise for Russian President Vladimir Putin, at 59 percent.

-- Trump's failure to release his tax returns, at 52 percent.

-- Clinton's reference to half of Trump supporters as "deplorables," at 45 percent.

-- Clinton's recent health problems, at 44 percent.

The poll surveyed 1,000 registered voters from Sept. 16 to 19 and has a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.

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