Where Does Education Stand in this Election?

Two years ago, education ranked as the most important issue in America.  In a new poll conducted by the Lake Research Partners and released by the Public Education Network, education ranked third as the most important issue to Americans.  It was a distant third (12%) to gas prices (22%) and jobs and the economy (19%) but ahead of health care(11%) taxes (8%) crimes/drugs(8%) and homeland security (4%).  The poll conducted in May was based on 1,200 adults.