What issues did Political Derby find most interested CLC attendees? The results are fairly predictable for a gathering dubbed The Conservative Leadership Conference. But the most interesting result could be on social issues. It ranked just the sixth most important issue. Does this explain Rudy’s continued lead in the polls? Are conservatives holding their noses on the party’s core social issues? The results:

“Which of the following issues is most important to you and your family?”

Cutting taxes
21.03%

Immigration reform/Protecting our borders
21.03%

The War on Terrorism
16.74%

Reducing the national debt
9.44%

Success in Iraq
8.15%

Social issues (abortion, gay marriage, etc.)
6.44%

Reducing dependence on foreign oil
6.01%

Improving education
3.86%

Fixing Social Security
3.43%

Making healthcare more affordable
1.72%

Protecting our environment
1.29%

Other
.086%

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