WKU Public Radio News Staff
Mon August 30, 2004
Kentucky's Convention Delegates Cite Terrorism
New York, NY – Kentucky delegates to the Republican national convention in New York think the fight against terrorism is the nation's top priority.
The Associated Press conducted a pre-convention survey and terrorism was mentioned most often by delegates as the next President's top issue in 2005, no matter who wins the election.
45 of the delegation's 46 members were included in the survey. Of those who ranked the issues for 2005, 12 cited fighting terrorism as the top issue. 8 others listed it as number two, one delegate listed it third.
Seven delegates said the economy was the top priority. Education and health care also ranked first for a few delegates
Delegates say President Bush has the advantage over John Kerry on national security issues since the incumbent presided over the nation following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.