WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) — There's a new number one priority for voters when deciding who fills the Oval Office and the halls of Congress, leapfrogging the economy in polling for the first time this election cycle.
The shift comes in light of attacks in Paris and Beirut, and new videos threatening the U.S.
According to the surveys, made in the early voting state of New Hampshire, show the attacks have "dramatically changed the landscape."
Terrorism was tops for GOP voters there for the first time in the race, 42% called it the main concern, as the economy took a distant second, and immigration followed in third place.
Another national poll shows it moving up as well, 28% saying it's their top issue, just behind 33% for economy.
At the same time, some polls indicate a lessening confidence in the president's approach, though he's trying to curb those concerns.
The candidates vying for his job are making sure they're seen as the solution.