May 26, 2015

Economic Growth Is a National Security Issue

By Michele Flournoy, and Richard Fontaine

From the polls, one might think that a stark partisan divide has developed about which issue is of greatest importance to the nation. Take The Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey released earlier this month, which asked likely primary voters to name their top two priorities for the federal government from seven options.

The top choice among Republicans was “national security and terrorism,” picked by 54%. That option placed only fourth with Democrats, who instead chose “job creation and economic growth”—which placed third with Republicans.

Read the full op-ed in The Wall Street Journal.