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VOTERS TRUST CLINTON TO HANDLE ECONOMY, PRESIDENT BUSH TO HANDLE FOREIGN AFFAIRS, USA TODAY/CNN/GALLUP POLL FINDS

 VOTERS TRUST CLINTON TO HANDLE ECONOMY, PRESIDENT BUSH
 TO HANDLE FOREIGN AFFAIRS, USA TODAY/CNN/GALLUP POLL FINDS
 WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- More voters trust Gov. Bill Clinton to handle the economy and taxes while they believe President Bush would better handle foreign affairs, according to a USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup poll.
 The nationwide poll of 1,182 registered voters shows 52 percent choose Clinton to handle the economy, vs. 36 percent ?favor Bush; 47 percent favor Clinton's approach to taxes, 42 percent of voters choose Bush; only 20 percent favor Clinton on foreign affairs, 73 percent favor Bush.
 Other findings:
 -- Fifty-five percent of voters favor Clinton's economic proposal, 35 percent choose Bush's economic plan.
 -- To improve access to health care, 40 percent of voters think tax breaks should be given to the poor and middle class to help them pay for health insurance. Fifty percent of respondents think employers not offering health insurance should be required to pay into a federal fund to provide health coverage for the uninsured.
 -- When asked what foreign trade means for America, 44 percent of voters see it as an opportunity for economic growth through increased U.S. exports, 48 percent see it as a threat to the economy from foreign imports.
 For more information and poll results, see today's edition of USA TODAY.
 The nationwide poll was conducted Sept. 11-13. It contains a margin of error plus or minus 3 percentage points.
 USA TODAY is the country's only national, daily, general-interest newspaper. It is printed at 32 locations across the country and is available nationwide. USA TODAY's International Edition is printed in Europe and Asia and is available worldwide.
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