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American voters know what will inject strength back into the anemic American economy and restore it to a Numero Uno ranking: more jobs; specifically, more manufacturing jobs. That's what a July 2011 poll of 1,201 likely American voters revealed, conducted on behalf of the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) by The Mellman Group and Ayres, McHenry & Associates.

Both Republican and Democratic voters put job creation and rebuilding the nation's manufacturing base at the top of their priority list. The option "creating new manufacturing jobs" ranked just under "creating jobs" in general (up 9% from 2010).

"This poll is a stark reminder that while official Washington goes back and forth in our newest crisis, Americans still feel no one is focusing on the real problems that matter to them: losing jobs, losing our manufacturing base, and the decline of our position in the world," said AAM Executive Director Scott Paul.

The poll found Americans united on a number of few key issues:

Other interesting poll findings: