The most important problems facing the country are economic, while immigration and border security are the most important problems facing the state, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll.
The top issues facing the U.S. are the economy, 29 percent; federal spending/national debt, 17 percent; and unemployment/jobs, 14 percent. Nothing else in the poll broke into double digits.
The big issues facing the state? Immigration, 16 percent; border security, 15 percent; education, 12 percent; the economy, 12 percent; and unemployment/jobs, 10 percent.
Immigration and border security together have dominated most important problem lists ...