An improving economy, an immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, dissatisfaction with the government and global instability are among today’s issues, but nothing seems to pull the public together as a dominant theme this summer. Previous elections usually had one big issue.
SOURCE: Gallup polls from 1946 to 2014. All results among random samples of the U.S. adult population. Gallup has asked the “most important problem” question in a consistent manner over those decades, allowing respondents to provide multiple answers. GRAPHIC: James Smallwood - The Washington Post.